Why James Maddison celebrated Leicester goal with Brendan Rodgers

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James Maddison of Leicester City celebrates with Brendan Rogers (Photo by Carl Recine – Pool/Getty Images)

The encouraging and rather touching reasons why James Maddison celebrated his first goal against Brighton & Hove Albion with the Leicester City boss.

When James Maddison scored his second and phenomenally well-taken goal of the evening to put Brighton 3-0 down, the Blue Army, and all others watching, knew it was curtains for the Seasiders on the night. Leicester City had been superb in the first half and managed the second adequately for the valuable three points in their quest for Champions League qualification as a top four club.

Maddison has struggled on and off with injuries for a good few months now, but still showed class as well as supplying goals and an assist. However, it was evident in the Brighton match that the Englishman is back to his best, again deserving of the playmaker title.

Most noteworthy on that topic is that, having been a narrow winger and a No.8 for the Foxes in recent times, Brendan Rodgers has reverted Maddison to a No.10. Therefore Leicester fans should see more facilitating and finishing from “Madders”.

Why James Maddison hugged Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers

Leicestershire Live quote Rodgers as saying he has a “very close relationship” with the player. The manager revealed they chatted more than once of late about football and life, and to encourage the athlete after fitness issues.

Furthermore, the gaffer confirms what us Foxes fans already knew: Maddison is a caring person who is one of the biggest talents around. Great man management once more from the boss, who earned his hug.

Can the Foxes make it four consecutive wins when they play a much improved Everton side at King Power Stadium? Foxes of Leicester believes so; although it will take an overall performance at least as good as the Seagulls one. Wednesday evening is when the Toffees travel to Leicestershire for the near top end of the table clash.