The veteran is back in the Udinese line-up for tonight's Europa League clash.
"He's a talent, for sure - look at his goalscoring record," said Rodgers. "He's 34 years of age but he's a wonderful talent. He's a real clever player, he's bright and he scores goals.
"He's a player we'll have to pay attention to. I'm aware he hasn't played in the last few games, but I'm sure that's now been resolved and he'll be playing. I'm sure every player wants to play at Anfield, so he will be a threat and someone we will need to control."