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Rodgers backs Vardy to join Premier League 100 club

Brendan Rodgers has backed Jamie Vardy to join the Premier League’s 100 club, after the forward reached a century of goals for Leicester City.

The 32-year-old’s double in last weekend’s win over Fulham took his tally to 101 since arriving at The King Power Stadium in 2012, and with over three years remaining on Vardy’s Leicester City contract, Foxes boss Rodgers has backed him to reach 100 top flight goals with the striker currently 26 short of the landmark.

“Yeah, I would say he would do that, absolutely,” Rodgers told his pre-match press conference. “It’s 26 goals he’s got to go and he’s as fit as a butcher’s dog. As long as he doesn’t get injuries he’ll have a great chance.

“I don’t want to trap the boy into pressure. For me it’s getting him to enjoy his football, and when you have that energy and happiness, you produce good football.

“He’s 32 and if he’s fit and looks after his life and he’s a natural goalscorer he’s going to give himself a chance. He’s such a good player.”

“He is tactically very good. He knows the game and you talk to him and he’s got a real in-built brain for football,” added Rodgers. “You sense that with him. He watches and studies the game.

“It’s great to have that, when you have got guys who love football. It helps.”

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