The Italy international has managed just one goal for the Reds since his £16m transfer to Anfield from AC Milan over the summer.
But the 24-year-old striker is enjoying working under Northern Irishman Rodgers at the Merseyside club.
“He is very good, a strong character,” said Balotelli in an interview with Sport magazine.
“And that comes out in the way the team plays. He can help me improve as a player.
“He is very open, everybody can talk to him – but first he looks at the person and second he looks at the footballer.
“With Brendan, you need to be a good person. You don’t have to be, how do you say it, a d***head.”
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