The Reds boss wants his players to prize keeping hold the ball over everything else, regardless of whereabouts on the pitch they receive a pass.
"Courage - that is a key quality for me; can you be brave on the pitch, not in terms of 50/50 tackles, but having the ball and looking to play in areas others wouldn't?" Rodgers is quoted as saying in The Mirror.
"I think my history as a coach shows I like players who are gifted technically and have courage when it comes to being in possession of a football.
"I would say you can't divorce the two - ability and personality. It all comes as part of the package. A player's character is a crucial factor I look into before committing to signing them. They also need to show a willingness to learn, regardless of age and experience; that's very important to me."
The Reds are currently third in the Premier League.