Celtic are going to be without Leigh Griffiths through injury, but Stuart Armstrong and Dedryck Boyata will return.
The Gers are now in second spot in the Scottish Premiership table with 58 points from 29 outings, six adrift of leaders and arch-rivals Celtic, who have played a game fewer.
And Rodgers believes Rangers have to win Sunday's game at Ibrox if they are to have any chance of reclaiming the Scottish Premiership title. This game stands alone in world football in terms of what it means and the interest in it from cross the globe will never wane.
"That was a good measure of them at that level and it will be equally tough for us, but we can only control our own efforts and our own game".
Rangers' capability is much less certain, to the point where their 2-0 win against Hearts at Ibrox on Feb 24 was hailed as an example of staying power which had previously been little in evidence in home games.
"I think the players will be well, well up for it", he said in a video on the Herald Scotland.
Rangers manager Graeme Murty sees no sign of overconfidence in his players openly relishing the prospect of facing Celtic.
The sides meet at Ibrox on Sunday with Rangers in the better form, having claimed nine victories out of 10 since their goalless draw at Celtic Park last December.
"The motivation for Celtic should come from the fact they've not been very good this season and it's about time they did something about it". His manager will give him until the last minute to recover, but with Bruno Alves, who started in the 4-1 win over Falkirk last weekend, and David Bates both available they look set to start. "That is a real positive for us as a football club". If we go and take the three points it will be another step towards us improving and where we want to be.