The Northern Irishman says there was a positive atmosphere within the squad ahead of their opening-day 1-0 win over Stoke, which is in contrast to last season when they suffered a 3-0 loss to West Brom.
And Rodgers is keen for the momentum to continue, with Arsenal's conquerors, Aston Villa, up next followed by the visit of Manchester United on September 1.
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"But we've got better and better as we've gone on. It's a big job here.
"But I just got the feeling in the dressing room beforehand, when the players were getting together, some of our staff were saying that it just feels different this year.
"There's a camaraderie and a togetherness there. Long may it continue.
"We haven't won the World Cup, it's a game of football. But the lads are happy, they've done their job. They knew this was a big three points."