Kelechi Iheanacho is “coming up trumps” just when Leicester City need him to.
The striker scored his fourth goal in seven games as City produced a surprise turnaround at Brighton, earning a 2-1 victory that seemed some way off after a dismal first half.
But Iheanacho started the comeback by latching onto Youri Tielemans’ eye-of-the-needle pass and scooping the ball over Robert Sanchez, with unlikely scorer Daniel Amartey grabbing the winner as City netted their first goal from a corner in the Premier League for 15 months.
Iheanacho has been called upon in recent weeks because of injuries at the top end for City, but he is making the most of his chances and is ensuring his side continue to pick up points, even with James Maddison and Harvey Barnes out.
“He has a bit of everything,” Rodgers said on Iheanacho. “He’s come up trumps a few times recently, if you remember at Fulham he scored that important header.
“In the first half it got away from him too much, he had too many touches and was losing possession, but when he intensified his game, he played quicker and his finish was superb. That’s the level of confidence he’s at.
“He worked well for the team and his contribution was valuable.”