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Leicester share similarities with Liverpool's team from 2013/14

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As we see Leicester home in on the title and the greatest story in English football near completion you can't help but wonder how Brendan Rodgers feels as a man who almost caused a huge title upset two years ago.

The parallels between the two seasons are many and the irony could not be lost on Rodgers that if his Liverpool side of 2014 were playing this season their 84 points could have brought them the title. As things stand today Leicester have 77 points with three games remaining (a potential haul of 83 points) but with Everton and Chelsea to play, a full haul is not guaranteed.

A SETTLED SIDE

As with Liverpool two years ago Leicester have been able to play a fairly settled side week in week out. No European football for either side means no need to rest players for one game a week and it has been a fairly consistent first eleven for the Foxes, as it had been for the Reds in 2014.

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A WORLD CLASS PLAYER AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME

Two years ago it was the peerless Luis Suarez performing week in week out raising the game of those around him. This year for Leicester it has been Riyad Mahrez.

Nobody should be that surprised by Mahrez's performance this season. Although picked up for a bargain price from the French lower league his debut season in Premier League showed a talent, which has been honed by the experience of Claudio Ranieri.

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AN ENGLISH STRIKER SCORING THE GOALS

Two years ago Daniel Sturridge was that man alongside Suarez, nicking 21 goals from 29 appearances. This season it's Jamie Vardy. 22 goals from 34 games have put him in the frame for the golden boot as well as a place in the England squad for France this summer.

A CLUB CAPTAIN ENJOYING AN INDIAN SUMMER

Steven Gerrard turned 34 during Liverpool's run in to the 2014 season and had been moved to a deeper role by Rodgers. Wes Morgan is 32.

Not heralded as much as the former England man but nobody would ever have expected that in his early 30s he would be on the verge of lifting the biggest trophy in domestic football.

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An unsung hero who has used his experience to lead from the back all season.

However, after the Foxes battled to earn a point at Old Trafford at the weekend and took another giant step towards a stunning achievement.

While Steven Gerrard's infamous slip ultimately cost Liverpool a Premier League trophy, Wes Morgan's headed equaliser against Manchester United could have ultimately won Leicester the title should Tottenham fail to beat Chelsea on Monday night.

Unfortunately for Liverpool supporters, those small margins can make or break title contenders.

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