Vardy remains on 97 Premier League goals after failing to score in his last nine games for third-placed Leicester, who have won just once in his dry spell.
"He doesn't look like the nervous type to me," responded Rodgers, when quizzed about Vardy's potential ton. "I have no doubt he will get the goals and go beyond that.
“Sometimes you get a wee run like this though.
“I think when he came back from his injury he was maybe not quite up to speed.
“But I think you saw against Manchester City the return of that running power and speed. In those types of games you get very few chances anyway.
“But you don't force it, you don't put the pressure on, he knows that is his job. As long as he is contributing because it is not just the goals , it is the bigger picture.
“Sometimes when he is not scoring he is creating space for other players."