Leicester City boss, Rodgers says he is happy for his side to be out of Premier League title conversation. The club made its eight wins on the bounce kept the Foxes second in the table.
Leicester thrashed Aston Villa 4-1 at Park on Sunday. The club moved back within eight points of league leaders Liverpool who a day earlier beat Bournemouth.
Rodger’s side is eight points clear of last season’s Champions Manchester City. The manager is happy to keep going about their business under the radar.
“I don’t think anybody expects us to be anywhere near the top” Said Rodgers.
“After Manchester United won at Manchester City, a caption came up after the game about how fat Manchester City are away from Liverpool.”
“We respect that and we just get on with our job. We are trying to play and improve our performance levels.”
Should Vardy consider England’s return?
Vardy netted twice in the win at Villa to take his tally in the top flight this season to 16 goals.
That is five more than any other player.
“Jamie is such a top-level player.” Said Rodgers
“He is always ready when the chances come. You don’t think there is any doubt he is going to score.”
The goalscorer pounced on Kelechi Iheanacho’s pass to tuck away his first after rounding goalkeeper Tom Heaton. He sprinted clear to tuck home a second late on in a classic Leicester counter-attack.
It was his 25th goal in the Premier League since Rogers was named Leicester boss in March.
“He is very hard to play against because he is such a threat.” Added Rodgers
“His first goal, his movement, it was a great pass by Iheanacho who plays him in. The second was what you would say is a Jamie Vardy goal.”
Vardy is the first player to net in eight games on the trot since doing so himself in 11 successive matches during the Foxes’ run to winning the title in 2015-16.
He is also the only second player, alongside former Manchester United striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy to achieve such a feat on more than one occasion.
So, as the most ruthless Englishman in the division, shouldn’t Vardy be a certainty to make Gareth Southgate’s England squad for next summer’s European Championship?