Rodgers has hailed Coady's transformation after he let the Wolves captain leave Anfield.
He said: “It has been so refreshing seeing a young player you've worked with come through the levels. He has always had that joy of football, it was his passion.
“He has gone on to become a full international and plays at a really high level. He has been superb for Wolves.
“I am so pleased for Conor because he was a young player when I went into Liverpool and he was always deemed to have an fantastic attitude.
“When he did step up and train with us he was excellent. We gave him his debut in a Europa League game in Russia and he did every so well.
“He he was a midfield player at that moment and it was difficult for him to get in. I followed his career through to Huddersfield where he was playing in a 4-4-2 and certainly not as he is now.
“The transformation and seeing him playing at the back didn't surprise me because he has a wonderful football brain. He is very good technically and is a really good communicator."