Despite squandering a two-goal lead after Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson scored for the visitors, Rodgers was happy with the performance of his side, especially Henderson who had an outstanding game in midfield.
"It was a wonderful game," Rodgers said. "Normally you would be bitterly disappointed not to have won but I can only be proud of the players, I thought they were absolutely magnificent.
"We never kept the lead long enough and once they get the goal that gives them the momentum.
"We could have very easily won the game but I thought the players were outstanding and really looked a threat tonight.
"I thought Jordan Henderson was brilliant, he scored a magnificent goal tonight that was about his sheer desire.
"He will be a terrific player for Liverpool, he is learning the game tactically all the time and the last few months he has been brilliant.
"We were bitterly disappointed at the weekend but I knew I would get the reaction tonight."