Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he loves Jamie Vardy 'to bits', as he looks to make the striker a focal point of a 'dynamic' side under his management at the King Power Stadium.
Vardy, 32, has scored in both of the Foxes' games since the recent appointment of former Celtic manager Rodgers, after a run of just one goal in his previous six Premier League games under Claude Puel.
Speaking ahead of Leicester's game against Fulham, Rodgers admitted he had wanted to work with Vardy earlier in their respected careers, when he was in charge of Swansea and the Premier League winner was still at Fleetwood Town.
As quoted by the Leicester Mercury, Rodgers said: "
4 - Jamie Vardy has scored the first Premier League goal under each of Leicester's last four permanent managers (Ranieri, Shakespeare, Puel and Rodgers). Party. pic.twitter.com/tJGLj10rUi— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 3, 2019
The Northern Irishman hopes to make them into a 'dynamic team' during his tenure, citing the importance that Vardy will play to exact those plans.
He added: "
"When I went to Liverpool they’d scored 47 goals and within two years they were the first Liverpool team to score over 100 goals.