The Reds are not involved in European competition following their eighth-placed finish in the last term.
Liverpool were not in Europe when Rodgers’ side fell agonising close from claiming the Premier League crown in 2014.
Rodgers reckons the Merseyside giants can mount a similar title challenge this season and get back among Europe’s elite next year.
“I think Liverpool have a great chance to qualify this season,” said the Celtic boss.
“It reminds me very much of the season when we finished runners-up, 2013-14, where you want to be in Europe, but if you don’t have European football you have the possibility to work even more on the training field and work with the players much closer.
“You have less games, you can train them more and practice more and then hopefully that allows your performance [to improve].