Only a solitary effort from Gabriel Jesus separated Manchester City and Leicester City on Saturday evening.
A 1-0 loss at King Power Stadium to the back-to-back Premier League champions saw the visitors extend their advantage over third position – where the Foxes remain – to seven points.
And that gave Rodgers reason to be positive following a confident display against Pep Guardiola’s men.
Rodgers spoke with LCFC TV: “It was second vs. third and I thought it looked like that level of game.
‘’They’re obviously a fantastic team, but I thought we did everything that we wanted to do in the game in terms of being aggressive in the right moments.
“Then, we had our own moments in the game. We looked a real threat on the counter-attack and we had other good moments where we played around their box. Clearly, we had a penalty that we should have had, it’s absolutely clear.
“I thought that their penalty was a penalty because Dennis Praet’s arm is up, but it’s a great save from Kasper [Schmeichel]. Overall, we leave the game having given so much to it.
“Him and Kelechi [Iheanacho] upfront, and then when Harvey [Barnes] came in, they’re a constant menace, threatening in behind.
“The Man City defenders knew they could never rest. I thought his running was great and his hold-up play was good. I just thought he was unfortunate in the end.”
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