Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has had the coronavirus and was very troubled by it, he revealed Friday. At one point, the 47-year-old Northern Irishman was little capable.

"I could hardly walk. It was like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro," Rodgers, who once reached the summit of the famous mountain for charity in 2011, told the BBC .

"The higher you go, the heavier you get it and the harder it is to breathe. When I first wanted to run after I turned out to be sick, I was already broke after ten meters."

According to Rodgers, the complaints don't lie. "For three weeks I couldn't smell or taste anything and I had no strength in my body. A week later, my wife had the same thing. We were tested and found to be infected."

The Leicester manager is feeling fit again and is looking forward to the restart of the Premier League. The competition will resume on Wednesday, June 17 with two make-up matches and a full round will follow in the weekend after that.

Leicester takes third place behind Liverpool and Manchester City and is therefore on course for a place in the top four, which entitles Champions League football.

See also: Stopped, resumed or already on the way? This is how European competitions stand

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