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‘A catalyst & super professional’ – Vardy likened to Suarez

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City, Luis Suarez of Liverpool
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The Foxes hitman twice helped a teammate get on the scoresheet before getting on it himself in his Sunday’s Premier League outing.

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Brendan Rodgers shed light on the qualities of Jamie Vardy while likening him to Luis Suarez after the striker put on a stunning display against Brighton.

The Englishman had a hand in all three goals in Leicester’s 3-0 home win as he registered two assists for James Maddison’s brace and found the net from close range.

He took his tally to 10 goals in the Premier League season and is now only one goal behind the top-scorer, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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The 33-year-old picked up the Premier League Golden Boot last season and, if he continues his fine run of form in front of goal, could repeat his achievement this term.

Speaking after the match, Brendan Rodgers compared Vardy to a lethal striker he watched up close during his time at Liverpool.

“Jamie Vardy is a wonderful player. He reminds me of Luis Suarez, how he gives the team such a lift – such a catalyst,” the Leicester boss told Sky Sports post-match, via Goal.

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“He doesn’t need many touches. He trains every day. He looks after his body. He’s super professional.”