Jamie Vardy continued his latest red-hot streak to inflict fresh pain on Watford but the Leicester striker endured mix fortunes from VAR.
Vardy was booked in the first half for going down in the box as he unsuccessfully appealed for a spot-kick when replays showed contact.
VAR backed referee Craig Pawson’s decision and supported the official again after the break when he finally did point to the spot after Adam Masina caught Jonny Evans in the face.
This decision looked even less of a penalty than the first-half incident but Vardy kept his cool amid the fiasco before burying his attempt.
It was the striker’s seventh successive game on the scoresheet to set-up a seventh straight League win for the second-placed hosts, who are in better form than when they won the title.
Boss Rodgers said: “I came here because I felt the potential in the team but there is still a long…