Liverpool boss Rodgers challenges Shelvey: Show us what you can do
Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com: "Jonjo is a talented player. He is a young player that came here with big expectations and it's sometimes difficult, but I think he has played quite a lot this year.
"In the last few months he hasn't been in the team and because we've been down to one game a week, it's been difficult for him to show.
"You saw from his goal during the week for the U21s against Manchester United he has fantastic quality. The power and quality of that strike showed what he's got.
"He'll come into contention to play, as will some of the other players who have been outstanding in training and trying to demonstrate they want to be in the team."