Leicester City leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend with a 2-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s side in North London.
A Jamie Vardy penalty on the brink of half-time and Toby Alderweireld’s own goal secured all three points for Leicester in what was a tight game between the two high-flying clubs.
One area where Leicester thrived was in limiting the threat of Heung-min Son down Tottenham’s left-hand side.
Marc Albrighton and James Justin were both in fine form for Leicester and Richards explained how the elder of the duo reminded him of a former team-mate of his, Liverpool engine James Milner, with his display.
“There were times when I was playing for Man City and sometimes I would get the plaudits but he (James Milner) would do all the donkey-work.
“So I would be running forward, but couldn’t run at the same intensity back and Milner would just say ‘don’t worry, I’ve got you covered here’.
“It reminded me of the time I was at City. It was selfless and we were always there for each other.”
There is no doubt that Albrighton is one of the Premier League’s more underrated players.
The wideman has been a consistent performer for a number of seasons at the King Power Stadium and his ability to offer defensive support to his full-back partner.
There are certainly comparisons to be made between Albrighton and Milner. Both are tireless workers, willing to play anywhere and, the keyword from Richards was ‘selfless’.
Leicester fans are undoubtedly over the moon with the displays of the evergreen Albrighton.
If he can continue to assume the Milner role at Leicester this season, they will not be far behind Milner’s Liverpool in the Premier League table at the end of the campaign.