With 13 goals and three assists, 32-year-old Vardy's renaissance under Rodgers after he stagnated under Claude Puel is the biggest contributing factor to their run, even leading to questions about a possible return to the England set-up.
"Lionel Messi, I've said probably 500,000 times in my life already, is probably the best player I saw in my lifetime".
"My focus is very much here with Leicester", he said after the match.
With City due to welcome Watford to Filbert Way on Wednesday evening, Rodgers, who addressed the national media on Monday, confirmed there are no fresh injury concerns in his squad. I made a change eight or nine months ago and I have been very happy since I've come into here to work with the players and we still have a lot of work to do.
"[The speculation] doesn't annoy me". He's got Leicester up to second in the league and I don't think anyone would have thought that at the start of the season.
"It's not in my control". This was an ambition to come here and help the club arrive in the top six.
"They play some great football, it's entertaining to watch and that's what he brings to a club".
"I see it slightly different and a lot of people see it slightly different but that's absolutely no problem", Klopp added. It seems now you're talking about managers losing their jobs all the time and looking to be replaced.
Leicester City underlined why they are considered credible title contenders with a sixth successive Premier League win on Sunday (Dec 1) but post-match talk was dominated by whether or not manager Brendan Rodgers would stick around to lead the charge.
Reminds me of Ronald Koeman's the wife/lover has left me stubble just before he was sacked.
Pochettino may not be willing to cross the North London divide, Rodgers has a buy-out clause at Leicester but Arsenal fear they may not be able to get him while former chief executive Ivan Gazidis championed Arteta in 2018 and those who opposed him are still at the club.
A number of managers have been linked with the job, including Massimiliano Allegri, Mikel Arteta, Mauricio Pochettino, Eddie Howe, and Nuno Espirito Santo.