"It was a brilliant goal," said Rodgers.
"We have been asking him, Suso and the other wide players to try to break the line of defenders and he's done that.
"We've been doing a lot of work on that on the training field but all the credit goes to him because he's got to identify the moment to go in.
"It wasn't an easy chance because he is going away from goal, has a quick defender tracking him and to adjust his feet and have the technique to shoot across the keeper is wonderful.
"He's a terrific talent and he's got a good head on young shoulders."