I mentioned back in November that they could be in danger of slipping down the table because of the tough fixtures they had to come in the subsequent two months, but here we are nearly four month later and they are still in massive trouble.
Mahrez will not play any part of Leicester's encounter with Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.
According to Sky Sports, the Algerian winger was a no-show on Wednesday and Thursday, after a deadline day move to Manchester City failed to materialise.
The 26-year-old has not trained for Claude Puel's side since seeing his hopes of a dream move dashed.
At a press conference, the 56-year-old told reporters: "The club took the decision for the best interest of Leicester, we needed to respect this decision".
"He would have made [Manchester] City better and stronger", Murphy said, "I think with the injuries they've got he'd have gone straight in [to the team]".
And he will have to do so without the brilliance of Mahrez, who will not be available for the clash. The business [side] of the transfer window is hard for us to manage but I think it is time now to move on and keep our focus. We have to move forward and to have focus on the football. Mahrez "was the subject of multiple offers from the Premier League leaders", says the news website, "with the last of those understood to be a player-plus-cash offer worth an estimated £65m".
"It's a tough situation for us and all of this is a situation we need to manage but all of the details will stay inside the club".
The Terriers were very negative from the off, played five at the back, and rarely looked like causing the Reds any problems.
'For Riyad, he can clear his head and he can come back with us because he is a very big player for us.