The defender struck twice in their 6-3 win at Cardiff City.
"Every team needs goals from everywhere on the pitch," Rodgers said. "That was one of the things I said at the beginning of the season. The defenders have to chip in.
"That's the sixth goal he (Skrtel) has scored this season. He is great at attacking the ball - he finishes like a striker. He has been a real stalwart for us this season."
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