Liverpool faithful did not have a great deal to be happy about after the embarrassing 3-0 defeat to West Ham before the international break. However, Danny Ings was one of the few bright players in an otherwise second-rate, uninspired afternoon.
"Danny scored there last year, and he's been a real bright spark since he came in.
"He knows he's going to need time for him to come in and adapt to the club.
"But I would have no qualms if I wanted to play him to pick him in the team, because he's a threat to the goal, he presses really well, he works hard and in and around the 18-yard box he has got the quality to score a goal.
"So I would have no hesitation of playing him if I felt that he could come into the team."
From the comments, it sounds like Rodgers is planning on bringing Ings in as a second half substitute again. Although Ings' inclusion last time out was definitely the correct move to make, there's only so much a striker can do when trying to claw back from an early multi-goal deficit.
Rodgers also noted that Ings scored last year at Old Trafford with Burnley, albeit in a 3-1 defeat.
Hopefully this time around, Ings (assuming he plays) will be coming on to secure points, and not to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking ship.