Goals from Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair saw the Hoops come from behind to beat their bitter rivals and move nineteen points clear at the summit of the Scottish Premiership.
It also marked a 24th game without defeat and Rodgers revealed that he thanked his players BEFORE the game kicked off for all their efforts this season.
“On behalf of myself as manager and on behalf of the supporters, I thanked the players before the game,” he said afterwards.
“I thanked them for the way they have been playing for a magnificent club and how they have got themselves on a real exciting path going forward.
“Champions League, winning the League Cup and showing an incredible resilience. We have tried to foster that so we are never beaten, we go right to the end irrespective of what the result was today.
“It has been a huge achievement for them, especially in the nine games this month. To have won eight of those and drawn away at Manchester City in the Champions League — I think everyone would commend them for what a great effort it has been.
“Now we go away to rest for a week and then we come back together, and we will work very hard for a couple of weeks in making things better. And, hopefully, in the second half of the season we will be even stronger.”