Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has hyped up Fox’s star and former Aberdeen loan hero James Maddison.

The ex-Don has enjoyed a stellar start to the season at the King Power Stadium. His form has allowed him to gain an England call-up, although he didn’t make an appearance for the Three Lions earlier this month.

Called up for England. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Now Rodgers has likened him to Phillipe Coutinho, which tells you all you need to know about how the Northern Irishman feels about the ex-Don.

He told the Evening Times: “He has to be consistent, [but he’s] a really humble boy, has a lovely swagger, a lovely arrogance, and he is a good kid who will get better. He loves his football.

“He’s the type of player who will drift from position to position. I remember working with Coutinho at Liverpool, sometimes he’d play inside, sometimes he’d drift off the side.

Maddison is impressing Leicester boss Rodgers. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

“James is a little bit like that in terms of positioning. He will continue to work. ”

Maddison has soared since leaving Aberdeen

His rise from Aberdeen loanee to Premier League star has been quite remarkable. It was only three seasons ago that the Englishman was strutting his stuff at Pittodrie.

Whilst in the North-East, he made it very clear that he was a special talent. Maddison dazzled opponents with quick feet and dribbling ability and was partial to the odd screamer.

He liked to try his luck from range. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

His free-kick against Rangers was arguably the best of his career. Surprisingly, he only netted one other Aberdeen league goal.

After leaving Pittodrie he returned to Norwich and his stock has grown from there. A 14 goal haul in the 2017/18 season earnt him a move to Leicester and now he’s one of their main stars.

Derek McInnes will always be able to say that he gave Maddison the chance to prove himself in Scotland.

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