Former Liverpool hero Luis Suarez has given the green light to return to Anfield to take part on a charity game on 29 March after Uruguay manager Oscar Tabárez left him out the national team squad to face Morocco in a friendly match one day before.
Liverpool recently announced the Barcelona striker had been named for a charity football match as part of a goodbye to Reds skipper Steven Gerrard, who leaves Merseyside for LA Galaxy in the summer. The sides will be captained by Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
At the time, Rodgers said he expected Suarez would have a wonderful reception at Anfield.
He said: "It'll be great. We've kept in contact since he's been away. He's a top-class player. He loved his time here at Liverpool. He always wanted to come back. It'll be brilliant to see him and great for the supporters.
"He loved Liverpool while he was here. He's gone to another country but he's certainly adored here. The supporters loved having him here."
However, even though other stars such as Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt, Xabi Alonso, Thierry Henry, John Terry and Didier Drogba are also expected to play, there were doubts whether Suarez could take part as it was being played a day before his national team face Morocco.
Suarez is suspended for nine international matches for biting Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and will eventually miss the Copa America but is able to play represent his national team in friendlies.
However, Tabarez opted to exclude the Barcelona striker from his 27-man squad, leaving him free to return to his former home for the first time since his £65m ($97m) move to Barcelona.
Tabarez has named Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani to lead his attack, while former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates, currently on loan at Sunderland, is also in the squad alongside Hull City duo Abel Hernández and Gastón Ramírez.
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martín Silva, Rodrigo Muñoz.
Defenders: Diego Godín, José María Giménez, Emiliano Velázquez , Maximiliano Pereira, Álvaro Pereira, Mathías Corujo Matías Aguirregaray y Gastón, Sebastián Coates.
Midfielders: Guzmán Pereira, Egidio Arévalo Ríos, Carlos Sánchez, Álvaro González Camilo Mayada, Gastón Ramírez, Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Rodríguez, Walter Gargano y Giorgian De Arrascaeta.
Forwards: Cristhian Stuani, Diego Rolan, Jonathan Rodríguez, Edinson Cavani y Abel Hernández.