The Ghana international stepped in for injured centre back Wesley Fofana and he put in a gallant display.
Amartey had a match rating of 7.4 after completed 42 accurate passes and 81% pass success.
"Whatever I have asked Daniel to do he has always done so with great commitment," said Rodgers.
"His attitude is first class and he's very much a team player. He was outstanding today."
Amartey is turning out to be an unsung hero at the King Power Stadium after having played as a midfielder and right back. Read Full Story