Rodgers: Jamie Vardy is irreplaceable

Rodgers: Jamie Vardy is irreplaceable

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers says Jamie Vardy is irreplaceable and the club will look to strengthen in the summer in a bid to ease the goalscoring burden on the striker. 

Vardy is currently Leicester's top scorer after netting 14 goals in all competitions this season but has just scored once in his last 13 appearances. The 34-year-old was instrumental as the Foxes lifted the Premier League title in the 2015/16 campaign where he netted 24 goals. 

"For me he is irreplaceable. You cannot find anyone there. It is so unique, his story, his qualities and what he has given to Leicester," he said.

"For us, it's more about the actual profile of what we want. I'll always look to have speed at the top of the field, but are there other attributes that we would look for? But to try to replace him – it's impossible."

The Foxes boss said there was a lot more to come from Vardy, who has scored over 100 league goals for Leicester.

"(He is) an incredible servant for the club, and still has a big contribution to makeover this season and the next couple of seasons," Rodgers said.

"For the number of games we play, and the demands that is put on players...he is not going to be able to play to that rhythm and style every game. Our idea in the summer will be to strengthen the squad again."

Rodgers' men are currently third on the log with 50 points after 27 matches. They will be up against Brighton on Saturday evening starting from 11:00 PM EAT.

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