"The game was really intense but at the end of the day we deserved to win", he said.
West Ham, meanwhile, are now just one point off the relegation zone in 17th as the pressure continues to mount on Manuel Pellegrini following the Hammers' fourth straight home defeat.
Whilst Rice ranks third for tackles, Ndidi tops the league charts for both tackles and interceptions and aside from Jamie Vardy, has been Leicester's most important player this season.
Not for the first time in the league, several VAR interventions overshadowed the action, none more so than at Norwich where the hosts thought they had gone 2-0 up against Tottenham, only for Teemu Pukki's effort to be ruled out for an offside decision not detectable by the naked eye.
"Here we go again".
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Teemu Pukki slotted home on the break, only for VAR to rule him offside seemingly by his armpit after Mario Vrancic had capitalised on a series of defensive lapses to open the scoring in the 18th minute.
Ahead of Wolves' Premier League visit to Anfield on Sunday, Klopp, who concedes Traore has always been on his radar, said: "He finally found his manager who found a position for him. In a big space (Leicester striker) Jamie Vardy is hard to defend, but I would say Traore is even more hard to defend because his speed is exceptional".
Ankle problems sidelined the 27-year-old for the majority of last season and this term a groin issue has kept Wilshere out since a substitute appearance at Everton more than two months ago.
But Watford got a second goal in the 67th minute - Deeney smashing in a penalty after he had been barged over by Douglas Luiz, and Ismaila Sarr finished Villa off 19 minutes from time.
Danny Ings earned Southampton a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace who had taken the lead through James Tomkins.