After struggling for form in recent seasons, Brown is unrecognisable in the midfield these days.
Like many of his teammates, the experienced enforcer struggled for form last season under Ronny Deila but the arrival of the former Swansea City and Liverpool boss has revitalised the 31-year-old.
Eyebrows were raised when Rodgers claimed that Brown would have walked into his title-chasing Liverpool side of 2013/14 but the former Scotland international has repaid his manager’s support in style with a succession of dominant performances in the centre of the park.
Notably, Brown completed more passes in the group stages of the Champions League than any other player, including the likes of Toni Kroos and Sergio Busquets, and the midfielder confirms that it is no fluke that Rodgers’ arrival has coincided with the most impressive form of his career.
“[Rodgers] is a great coach and has used his ability to make us better players,” Brown said in quotes reported by the Sunday Sport.
“Certainly from my own personal experience, I think he has made me tactically sharper and more aware.
“I analyse the game for myself more now, so I’m not just running and chasing the ball and blowing my energy by 70 minutes. I try to get on the ball and try to keep the ball, and use it as best I can for the team.
“The result is I think am turning into a half-decent player which is not bad. It has only taken me about 15 years!”
Brown has been deployed in a nominally defensive role this season, tasked with shielding the back four and distributing possession from deep as opposed to the harrying role he played in recent seasons.