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Leicester City fans will hope Brendan Rodgers can nurture Demarai Gray as he did Raheem Sterling at Liverpool

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Leicester City fans will hope Brendan Rodgers can nurture Demarai Gray as he did Raheem Sterling at Liverpool

The recently appointed Foxes boss is proven when it comes to getting the very best out of younger players.

Premier League outfit Leicester City unveiled Brendan Rodgers as their new manager on Tuesday, as confirmed on BBC Sport.

Rodgers departed Celtic after nearly three years in charge, leaving the Hoops on the cusp of completing a triple treble.

The appointment is a match made in heaven for the East Midlands-based club.

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A young, vibrant squad is already in place at the King Power Stadium.

As a result, Rodgers’ work with nurturing youngsters in the past makes him the outstanding candidate.

The case of Demarai Gray looks set to be an interesting one.

When Rodgers managed Liverpool he handed a teenage Raheem Sterling the chance to establish himself in the first-team.

Kenny Dalglish had handed him his first-team debut but it was Rodgers who saw that Sterling just needed the platform to express himself.

Sterling was a big part of the Reds side that should have lifted the Premier League title during 2013/14, with Rodgers largely creditable for his development.

 

Leicester fans will hope he can have a similar impact on Gray.

The 22-year-old has lots of potential but is still extremely raw when it comes to certain aspects of his game.

Gray has fallen foul to the fact that he has been unable to pin down a regular position.

This season alone he has played on both flanks, as a striker and in the space behind the striker.

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That isn’t doing Gray any favours and Leicester supporters will hope that Rodgers has a masterplan for the man who boasts 21 England under-21 caps.

If anyone can get the best out of the former Birmingham man it is Rodgers.

Gray netted the Foxes’ first goal against Brighton on Tuesday and his performance will have delighted his new boss.

The very best is still to come from Gray, however.

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