Following the exit of Mikel Arteta from Manchester City, Pep Guardiola was left midway without a second hand man at the club.
His team responded brilliantly for their boss and Pep has thanked them.
“We made an incredible performance with the ball and without the ball,” Guardiola told a news conference.
“Having Vardy there is always dangerous, but we were always at a high, high level.
“Thank you so much to the players for following me. We try and convince the players this is the team we want to be.
“Against a team like Leicester we scored three goals and we could have scored more. That means a lot for the quality and mentality.”
“We don’t have doubts about Kevin,” Guardiola added. “We cannot expect him to win the game every three days for us.
“It’s not just with the ball, it’s without. He has everything. We want to play good, help Riyad be clinical. We have to make a fluent attack and today we did.”
Rodgers too hailed Pep’s team.
“They are an exceptional team,” Rodgers told reporters.
“I am a big admirer of Pep for many years, a follower of his and that Barcelona methodology. The work he has done here is incredible.”