Rodgers praises Leicester star Huth, should he have signed him for Liverpool?

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Would Robert Huth have been a good signing for Liverpool?

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has weighed in on Leicester City's Premier League success, praising the Foxes for their incredible achievement.

Rodgers, quoted by the Belfast Telegraph, singled out defender Robert Huth, also referencing the fact he previously coached him at Chelsea, yet few bosses wanted to take a chance on him. 

He said: "I think it's the culture of the club, it's a big credit to the recruitment guys as well, they have brought in some top players that maybe some others might not have taken a chance on.

"Players like Robert Huth, who I worked with when I was coaching at Chelsea. He was always a top player. He moved away from Chelsea to have a career in the game, with Middlesbrough and Stoke and now he is doing great things at Leicester."

This begs the question, of if Rodgers rated Huth so highly, why not take a chance on him for Liverpool?

Leicester signed Huth for a small amount from Stoke City, officially an undisclosed fee, which The Sun reported was just £3 million.

Rodgers blew £20 million on signing Dejan Lovren from Southampton instead, a move which panned out poorly, and Jurgen Klopp is just about salvaging.

He did not sign a centre-back last summer, standing back as Leicester snapped up Huth. The German may lack the profile of many an international defender, but he is a proven player in the Premier League, who could have saved Rodgers his job.

Rodgers can of course hide behind the transfer committee for not pushing for a deal for the 31-year-old, who at his age may have simply been considered too old. But when a veteran player becomes available who can instantly add to a title winning squad like Huth did, then Liverpool may need to start being a bit more flexible in their approach.

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