The former Liverpool gaffer has led his Leicester team to an impressive 3rd position on the league standing so far but believes much of the credit should also go to the Nigerian who has been sublime in the heart of the midfield.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace, Rogers stated that it’s only a shame that offensive players get more credit than those who do the dirty work behind.
“He is an incredible player. The offensive players get the credit but he does the dirty work,” Rodgers said.
The 22-year-old has however shown series of impressive display this term as he continues to lead the way in the league for the player with the most tackles and interceptions.
Similarly Rodgers has also praised forward Kelechi Iheanacho who has come in to deliver when called upon despite his limited playing time this term.
The Leicester City boss stated that the striker his playing behind one of the best forward in Europe at the moment but believes he will always be ready to step into the shoes when called upon.
“He’s playing behind one of the great strikers in Europe. I know that when I need him, he’ll be ready.”