Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp has hailed Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for his impressive performance so far this season.
Ndidi is one of the key players in the English Premier League this season, having comfortably filled the void left by the departure of Ngolo Kante in 2017.
“There are so many things to admire about Leicester under Brendan Rodgers, and Ndidi is one of them,” he wrote in an opinion page in the daily mail.
“I was at the King Power Stadium to watch them beat Arsenal on Saturday evening and spoke to James Maddison afterwards. He hailed his Nigerian team-mate and rightly so.”
Redknapp also believes the midfielder has been able to adequately fill the boots left behind by Chelsea star, Ngolo Kante.
“When Leicester lost N’Golo Kante to Chelsea, we figured the Foxes would never get over it. How do you replace someone like that in your midfield?
“Yet they got on with it and found Ndidi, a £17m buy from Genk. He makes what he does look simple, and enjoys the responsibility, too.
“As well as his defensive expertise, Ndidi has other qualities, too. At 6ft, he is good in the air. He gets into the box, and I’m sure the King Power’s crossbar is still shaking from his ferocious shot on Saturday.
“He has the right attitude, too,” he concluded.