Rodgers gave Academy graduates Suso and Andre Wisdom their first start in the top-flight and with fellow youngster Raheem Sterling continuing to shine, they all played their part in a fine display.
Gerrard insists Rodgers deserves great credit for giving the youngsters a chance.
He told liverpoolfc.com: "A lot of people talk about the Academies and players coming through but you still need to have a manager who has the bottle and puts his neck on the line by giving them a chance, and the manager has done that from day one.
"He said to them from day one if they showed the right attitude and application in training he would give them a chance and they are doing well.
"We have a good mix of youth and experience and we as senior players will help guide them and show them the right way."