Rodgers is constructing the ‘significance’ of the Leicester star

Brendan Rodgers has praised Kelechi Iheanacho after his “excellent” goal against Burnley midweek.

Iheanacho equalized within the 1-1 draw at Turf Moor with an exquisite volleying effort just after the half hour mark.

It was Nigeria’s third international goal in its last six appearances in all competitions – one other was the winner in last month’s 1-0 FA Cup victory over Brighton, which Leicester face at Amex Stadium on Saturday.

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Iheanacho has began Leicester’s last two league video games injured by injury and 4 of their last six have began two earlier this season.

When requested how important the 24-year-old player might be for the remaining video games this season, Rodgers said: “It is essential.

“It was a great goal, the approach in that goal (Wednesday) was glorious, and he all the time places the whole lot into the sport when he’s enjoying.

“He’s working so hard and has scored some essential goals for us this season, and particularly late. Its significance is obvious there. ”

The FA Cup end result was Leicester’s second win over Brighton this season, having additionally gained 3-0 against them at home in December.

Seagulls, Graham Potter’s Sixteenth-ranked entry into Saturday’s match is winless in 4 league video games and having suffered a back-to-back defeat.

A 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace was adopted by Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Brom, the place Potter’s side missed two penalty kicks, as well as seeing Lewis Dunk’s quick free-kick try be denied, then conceded. then reject it once more.

Rodgers said: “We all know it is a very troublesome recreation. Regardless of their outcomes, the level of performance is superb.

“I’ve been very impressed by Graham’s work since he has been there and the sport mannequin he has sought to implement inside his team.

“They’ve a pleasant confidence with the ball, the positioning recreation is sweet, they flow into the ball at good velocity, they get good numbers going forward and they need to attack the sport.

“We shall be ready and ready for a troublesome recreation.

“They know they’ve had possibilities to win the video games (against West Brom), they missed two penalty kicks – neglect in regards to the free kick, they suppose they may have gained the sport with alternatives and the penalties.

“The footballers nowadays and managers and workers, you must get on with it, and they’ve had a superb, full week in preparation, and they’re going to be very motivated I am certain to get the victory at home. ”

Third-placed Leicester has seven players unavailable for Saturday’s recreation due to injury – Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, Jonny Evans, James Justin and Wes Morgan.


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