The 26-year-old remained with the Foxes over the summer despite their relegation from the Premier League, and he has been a key player for the club this season, featuring on 10 occasions in all competitions, scoring three goals and registering one assist in the process.
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Mahrez joined the Citizens from Leicester City in 2018 for a then club-record £60 million, spending five successful years.
The 50-year-old returns to Parkhead just over four years after leaving the Scottish Premiership giants to take charge of Leicester City.
The former Manchester City assistant, who is 43 years old, had been linked as a contender for the Celtic job.
This was confirmed by officials from the club who were relegated at the end of the season From the English Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won their past seven games to bolster their push for a top-four finish and now lie a point behind Newcastle and Manchester United, albeit having played a game more.
It was initially expected that Iheanacho would struggle to play again this season after tearing a groin muscle at Leeds, but a good response to treatment led manager Dean Smith to say he could be back to face Newcastle and West Ham.
The result ended the visitors’ three-game unbeaten 2022/2023 English Premier League run and left them in the relegation zone after the day’s other results.
The two clubs started the game in the bottom three but a point was enough to drag Leicester out of the drop zone on goal difference, while Everton stay 19th, one point behind 17th-placed Leeds.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Timothy Castagne scored in either half to cancel out Matheus Cunha’s early opener and hand the Foxes their first win since February 11.
The Magpies arrive at Villa Park on the back of five straight wins, which sees them occupy third place in the table.
While the Citizens are seeking to close in on top-flight leaders Arsenal, the Foxes have brought in manager Dean Smith to pull them away from the hotly-contested relegation dogfight.
Dean Smith, 52, left Norwich City earlier this season after previous spells at Aston Villa and Brentford.
The 50-year-old departs with the Foxes sat 18th in the Premier League table following their 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Fresh from booking their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last week, the Blues picked up their second successive win in the Premier League, proving too strong for Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Gabriel Martinelli’s strike 50 seconds into start of the second half was enough to propel the Gunners over the line.
The Foxes failed to make their first-half dominance count in a 3-0 loss to Manchester United last weekend, while the Gunners beat Aston Villa 4-2 in one of the games of the season.
However, the Nigerian striker’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday has certainly strengthened his case.
Brendan Rodgers’s men edged Walsall 1-0 in their FA Cup fourth-round battle last time out, while Unai Emery’s side most recently overcame Southampton 1-0 in the top flight.
The forward was the man of the moment again in the FA Cup, coming off the bench to score the only goal of the game.