“But I’m just so happy he’s here, to have a player of his quality, I’m very lucky. He is at a high level. He is 32, he keeps himself fit and strong, hopefully he can go further for a few more years yet.”
Vardy’s two goals, his 100th and 101st in competitive football, were trademark strikes and secured Rodgers his first victory at the King Power Stadium.
Those frustrating days under Puel, when he was marginalised by the possession-based style of play, must seem like a distant memory.
Harry Maguire, the defender, said: “It is a change of manager and as soon as Brendan has come in, in the two games he has been buzzing about and looked really lively upfront.
“If ‘Vards’ is playing to the level he has over the past couple of games we have always got a chance of winning games.
“He has lost no pace and is as sharp as ever. His finishing is remarkable so if he looks after himself, which I am sure he does, he will keep going and keep scoring goals.”