Like many players, Ricardo Pereira has significantly benefitted since Brendan Rodgers arrived at Leicester City.

The defender joined the Foxes last summer in a £19m move from Porto as they looked for a long-term solution at right-back.

He quickly proved to be a superb capture for the club, with a series of impressive performances despite them struggling to kick on under Claude Puel.

His performances have only improved since the Frenchman’s departure, though, with Rodgers’ high pressing attacking style matching perfectly with the Portuguese defender’s game.

He’s been particularly impressive at the beginning of this season, playing a pivotal role as Leicester have established themselves as serious contenders for a top-six place.

Those displays have not gone unnoticed, with some reports suggesting that Pereira could be a target for top European sides in future.

And he has added fuel to that fire, saying he knows he is capable of playing at a higher level should those offers arrive.

“Things might have been better for me in the past,” he told L’Equipe.

“But I feel good here, and I know I can play at a higher level. Sooner or later, I will succeed.

“I believe in myself, and the rewards for that will come. I feel good here, and I know I’m able to play at a higher level.”