Liverpool rallied from 2-1 down to win 3-2 thanks to some poor defending from Spurs and a Steven Gerrard penalty eight minutes from time.
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"We're on a great run and we knew this would be a severe test of our qualities and our character," Rodgers told reporters.
"For us to get the three points was fantastic and I'm delighted for the players because they've worked ever so hard.
"You could see the mentality. This was a real test and I think we had to show different characteristics to what we have in the last few weeks.
"We've been comfortable in a lot of games and been able to control them. But against a top side we were able to come through. We had to make some changes and once we did that we were good value."
Despite Liverpool’s recent run, Rodgers says he is not looking at the league table or thinking of Europe, though he admits it is where they want to be.
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"People talked about how we haven't beaten anyone in the top 10, then it was the top eight and then the top six and now it's top four. The most important thing for me is the growth in the group.
"I'm not thinking of Europe. We know where we want to be – and that's challenging at the top end. We're at the business end now and hopefully we can establish this is the time to win, focus on our game."