The two sides will meet on Wednesday night at Celtic Park, with the Hoops looking to cut the gap on second-placed Manchester City in Group C.
Rodgers’ side drew against the Citizens in their last match in Europe but an early defeat to Barcelona leaves them third on one point.
Celtic fair slightly better than their German opponents, who have lost both of their games in the group so far.
He told BBC Sport: “Our home games, we want to ensure we can get a victory.
“I think we always felt if we could be in European football after Christmas then that would be fantastic. The players in a very short space of time have made a lot of great strides.
“This competition was always going to help us on the journey in terms of development of players. You saw the performance against Manchester City – it was a real high level.
“We showed that we can compete at this level, but you’ve got to then back that up.”