If there’s been a topic for Harvey Barnes lately, it won’t surprise him to start the week with a medical bug. It was a difficult time. There was recovery from double knee surgery that forced him to miss the European Championship and a loss of shape that resulted in him staying on the sidelines this season just as Leicester City was getting back in shape. All of this after signing a new deal that summer, but then Barnes is only 23 years old.
In a corridor in Legia Warsaw’s Wojska Polskiego stadium in September, Brendan Rodgers recalled that for young players, heights go hand-in-hand with highs. Barnes last started a Premier League game for Leicester in October