The £16m man bagged two - including a crucial late winner - to down Swansea yesterday.
Rodgers said: "Jordan showed great leadership today. You could see him driving the team on.
"His first goal was an outstanding goal.
"We've been talking to him about getting up there [into the penalty area], because in training his finishing is sublime. He practises and he works at it.
"But what was really pleasing for me was his second goal.
"We've been telling him to get into the box and arrive in there, because he's got the energy and the legs to do that.
"The thing I always say to the midfield players, those advanced ones is, 'can you get inside the six-yard box?'
"People always talk about getting into the penalty area, and I always try and get them to get inside the six-yard box - and that's where his goal has come from.
"It was a terrific reaction save from Michel Vorm from his first effort on goal and then he's followed in and kept going and got his finish and that was a really important goal for us.
"He was outstanding."
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