The Liverpool manager is confident that the England international will prove to be a huge success at Anfield in the coming season
The former Swansea manager says that Milner will prove to be a great buy for his team after sealing a move away from Manchester City where he was never really given the chance to show his true self and was largely confined to a substitute role when the big games kicked in.
However, Rodgers already see the former Newcastle man as an integral part of the team and is unlikely to treat him as a fringe player in the squad.
“He and Jordan Henderson could run to Adelaide!” Rodgers told reporters of his new man. “The work they put into a game, how they press, how they run but also the quality. We wanted more goals from midfield and you see James, that was the idea because when he plays in a central area he can really penetrate the box.
“He got in a number of times, had a couple of shots that went close and then he got his goal. He’s a top-class operator and I think, playing in this team and at Liverpool, he’ll probably shine even more.”