Iheanacho has scored three goals for the foxes in the past three games.
Since the absence of their star striker, Jamie Vardy, who felt a strain in the gluteal region during training, the Nigerian international has been giving Rodgers’ team an outstanding performance.
The 26-year-old has produced three goals and three assists in his team’s previous three matches since he took the position of the English international in Rodgers’ starting eleven.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s game by numbers vs Spurs:
100% dribbles completed
7 duels won
2 tackles made
Five goal involvements in two games for Seniorman. pic.twitter.com/gSsu95tjBJ
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The Nigerian star was praised by the Irish manager in his post-match press conference before their trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.
“Right players around him. He’s at a prime age. I see it every day in training. When his touch is good, he’s a top-class striker.” he said.
The Red Devils are now in top form and have turned the “Theatre of Dreams” into a stronghold, winning 8 times at home while only losing once and drawing twice.
Nonetheless, the former Liverpool manager expressed his happiness for the player and said that the Nigerian is a threat to their rival.
“He’s worked very hard in the game and his hold-up play has been very good. He’s looked a threat. I’m delighted for him. It’s just about the consistency now.” he added.
In their past five encounters with the Manchester Club, the foxes have won three times, lost one, and drew once.