The 23-year old was bought by Dalglish from Sunderland for £20million in 2011 and although he has had his fair share of detractors, Rodgers believes the transfer will prove to be good business.
"It was a great buy by Kenny," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. "Jordan didn't set the fee, for which he's taken a lot of criticism, but he's 23, he's six foot one, he can run all day and technically he's very strong.
"Tactically, his understanding of when to press and when to stay is getting better all the time. When I came into the club, he was a player I'd heard had a brilliant attitude. That's what I found.
"He's a terrific player. He just needs confidence and constant work. He's been outstanding for me. He's a mentally tough boy, he's very strong, and he's great to work with. He will get better and better."
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