The Parkhead side’s captain scored the final goal in the Champions League play-off first leg and generally maintained his impressive form of recent weeks.
“Scott was brilliant,” said Rodgers. “He has become lean over the course of pre-season. He looked powerful. He could still play in the Premier League in England, there is absolutely no question about it.
“But his heart is here and he just wants to play for Celtic. His dominance in the game, you see the importance of him for us.”