Brendan Rodgers has tasked Kelechi Iheanacho to improve on his finishing ability, but after recent misses.
With Vardy out injured with a knee problem, Iheanacho is Rodgers’ first-choice striker, but the Nigerian has not been able to hit the expected height.
Iheanacho missed a sitter in the UEFA Conference League quarter final first leg match at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.
The former Manchester City man finished last campaign as the top scorer for the Foxes last season with 19, and has managed to hit just seven this term.
Rodgers said: “If you take Jamie out, you lose that natural goal scorer who has that penetration, and that experience. Kels has shown he can score goals and was our top goal scorer last season.”
“He’s shown that he can score goals. I love that confidence. I love that ability to be able to do that. But of course, you want them to hit the target. That’s the golden rule as a striker, to hit the target.
Rodgers later reminded the striker of importance of improving his style of play.
“He’s been in a couple of those positions, and it just went wide on the Brentford one, the one at Man United nearly went out of the stadium, and the one against PSV just went wide.
“He knows that himself. It’s great that they have the variation now. You have to have that variation as a striker,” He concluded.
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