The Nigeria international has been one of the key performers for the Foxes this season, contributing two goals in 14 Premier League appearances amid a consistent all-round showing.
Ndidi was particularly exceptional in Sunday’s hard-fought 2-1win against Everton in which his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho shone with a goal assist and a late winner.
“He’s an incredible player. We have lots of artists and he’s the soldier,” Rodgers told a news conference of Ndidi ahead of Leicester City’s Premier League clash against Watford on Wednesday.
“He provides the platform for the attacking players. Every top team needs a player like that. He’s been phenomenal in the time I’ve been here.”