Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers makes Champions League call amid coronavirus saga

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester are desperate that their supporters' great journey doesn't come to a crashing halt.

The Foxes boss is adamant that their bid for Champions League football should run the full course if possible.

He says any bid to call the Premier League season null and void would see third-placed City’s hard work go to waste.

Rodgers said: “For supporters, they’ve been on this great journey and we want to finish it for them.

“But while our preference would be to finish it off, we’re all guided from a health perspective.”

Football has been shut down until April 30 at the earliest and there's every possibility that could be extended.

While there is a genuine appetite to complete the league programme, if the pandemic goes on too long, there are fears on what will happen.

Playing behind closed doors remains an option but the FA yesterday wiped out the results of non-league football below the National League, pulling the plug on promotion and relegation from the eighth tier down.

Rodgers says it's the fans who are the big losers, adding: “It is hard because football is so much a part of their life, football.

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"There are thousands of supporters that travel around.

“We know it won’t go on forever, we’ll be back at some point. We miss the connection with the supporters, we miss doing our job, but it’s important to stay healthy.”

Rodgers added: “Ultimately, without the supporters there, it’s not the same.

"As coaches we will have played games behind closed doors but you train and work hard so that you give the supporters the best performance.

“Football is about players and supporters. Without one or the other, it wouldn’t be the same.

"There’s lots to consider about how this may end up. But we would want fans to be there.”

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