The 20-year old was used in a lone strikers' role in the absence of the suspended Luis Suarez and Rodgers was absolutely thrilled with his performance in the come-from-behind win at Upton Park.
"Shelvey was outstanding," Rodgers told reporters.
"He was a threat in and around the box, showed great feet. He was outstanding and a lot of credit to him because people were looking to compare him to Luis Suarez. He's only 20 too and he's got a big future.
"For us, there was no drama missing Luis. My focus when I came in was about the collective, sharing the ball and sharing the workload. We don't ask anyone to do more than anyone else. I was confident we would score goals without Luis."