- Wilfred Ndidi has been hailed by former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers
- Rodgers' eulogy of the Nigerian ace trails his impressive performance for the Foxes in Premier League
- The midfielder joined the Premier League giants in a £17m deal from Genk in 2017
Super Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, has been eulogised by Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers for his incredible performance that has seen him record highest interception in the Premier League.
The Nigerian international was an instrumental figure as Foxes demolished Southampton 9-0 to record the greatest away win in Premier League history.
The 22-year-old ace, who joined Leicester in a mouth-watering £17m deal from KRC Genk in 2017, has already scored two goals in nine appearances of Premier League new season.
Similarly, he has recorded 394 tackles to beat ex-Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye (302) as well as Chelsea star N’Golo Kante (263) to the Premier League landmark, according to a recent report by Whoscored.com.
The former Liverpool boss has now come in full praise for the Super Eagles star for his stellar performance at the heart of Leicester City's midfield.
“He is an incredible player...When you play a pressing game you need someone like Wilf. His passing is good too, he’s always smiling,” said Rodgers.
“He has this brain for the game, where he can smell danger and always finds himself there. The timing of his challenge is very good and he’s up there with the top players at winning the ball back,'' the Foxes boss added.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Wilfred Ndidi beat Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante to another significant landmark in the Premier League.
The Nigerian international has been on top form since joining the former Premier champions from Genk FC in 2017.
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