Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers thought Jamie Vardy was an underestimated commodity in the football community just a year ago.
‘He’s a special player. He’s a genuinely world-class striker.’ Rodgers said in November 2020. ‘If he hadn’t had the path that he’s had, he’d maybe be talked about much more. People see him as the guy who came through from non-league, and played in the Premier League at 27.
‘This is a top-level striker who when he plays home or away, he’s such a threat to the opposition. Thankfully he’s still as quick and still got the hunger and hopefully that will continue.’
Rodgers’ aspirations look to have come true a year later, with the 34-year-old presently tied for sixth place in the Premier League scoring statistics with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Vardy’s value to the Premier League, on the other hand, looks to have depreciated significantly as the discussion over whether the Egyptian has become the finest player in the world right now continues.
Source: Daily Mail