“They have been looking to win the Champions League for a number of years. They have done that then invested heavily in good young players.
“It is a tough game but we are looking forward to it. The mental fitness is good and we are looking to push on.”
Free-scoring Chelsea have scored 10 goals in their last three home games, but Rodgers takes hope from the fact their defence has leaked nine in the same spell.
“Stamford Bridge is a very difficult place to go and get a result,” he said. “But we go there with great confidence.
“We know the offensive threats they have had, but our concentration will be on our own game and we know we have top players who can hurt any opponent.”
Glen Johnson is available to face his former club tomorrow after missing the last four games, although goalkeeper Brad Jones is expected to again deputise for a recuperating Pepe Reina.
“Glen looks very strong and he will be fit for the weekend,” said Rodgers. “Pepe we will assess over the next 24 hours, but he has been making great progress.
“If he doesn’t make it at the weekend then I would anticipate him to be available for the next weekend.
“He is our number one goalkeeper. Brad has come in and done a terrific job for us. Pepe is working very hard and we will see how he goes.”
Meanwhile, Rodgers has saluted Raheem Sterling after the 17-year-old’s call-up to the England squad for their friendly against Sweden next Wednesday in Stockholm.
“It’s a great effort by him,” said the Liverpool manager. “He has been fantastic this season since he has broken in.
“He deserves his call up. He is young and is developing very quickly. I am delighted for him and all the hard work he has put in.
“He is 17 years of age. He will get plenty of time off during his career. He is very excited and he has got a good head on his young shoulders. I know he is looking forward to it.”