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Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy will hit 100 Premier League goals

After starting out in non-league football with Stocksbridge, Halifax, and Fleetwood, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy has the quality to score 100 Premier League goals.

The 32-year-old is on 74 PL strikes at the moment and, according to Rodgers, Vardy is still playing like he’s in his 20s.

“Yeah, I would say he would do that [score 100 PL goals]. Absolutely. It’s 26 goals he’s got to go and he’s as fit as a butcher’s dog.

“As long as he doesn’t get injuries he’ll have a great chance.

“I don’t want to trap the boy into pressure. For me, it’s getting him to enjoy his football and when you have that energy and happiness you produce good football.

“He’s 32 and if he’s fit and looks after his life – he’s a natural goalscorer – he’s going to give himself a chance. He’s such a good player.

“He is tactically very good. He knows the game, he’s got a real in-built brain for football. You sense that with him. He watches and studies the game.

“It’s great to have that. When you have got guys who love football it helps.”

Leicester City travel to relegation-threatened Burnley this Saturday.