Jamie Vardy has backed Leicester to bond together and drag themselves away from the relegation dogfight after beating Liverpool 3-1 on Monday.
Having won the Premier League title last term, the Foxes have endured a difficult season and the board chose to act last week by sacking boss Claudio Ranieri following the 2-1 Champions League defeat to Sevilla.
Vardy and his team-mates found themselves in the firing line following the popular Italian’s departure, with their poor performances being blamed for the club’s woes.
The England striker was even amongst a number of players accused of engineering Ranieri’s dismissal.
However, with his former assistant Craig Shakespeare in the dugout on Monday, Leicester looked much like their old selves, exploiting the weaknesses of a lacklustre Liverpool side as a brace from Vardy and a further strike from Danny Drinkwater saw them claim three vital points.
With the result lifting his side up to 15th, the 30-year-old believes the Foxes have silenced their critics.
“There has been a lot of unfair stuff written and you’ve seen a reaction from everyone,” Vardy said.
“It definitely got us fired up in a good way to put a reaction on the pitch. The mood is a bit of joy and relief.
“We deserved it and now we have to make sure we keep the continuity going and it will drag us away from the position we’re in.”
Saturday sees Leicester host fellow strugglers Hull in a game they are 1.83 to win, with the draw 3.60 and the Tigers 4.50.