"The game itself is a wonderful game and I'm lucky enough to have been involved in eight of them", Rodgers said.
Buoyed by six straight victories in the league and Scottish Cup, the interim Ibrox boss says his team's progress can be gauged by the fact no-one has tipped Celtic to win by a large scoreline.
"The one game of theirs I watched which gave a true measure was the Hibs game, against a team which plays with a good speed and intensity and aggression".
"We've got a lot of work to do and we'll need to perform better and more consistently in that game", the Northern Irishman told the club's official website.
Rodgers, who revealed defender Dedryck Boyata and midfielder Stuart Armstrong return to the squad, said: "I have no thoughts on it really, either way".
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Chris Wood made the difference for Burnley , with the striker scoring two and assisting one in a 3-0 win over West Ham . I think you've also got to say that the players want to get on with the game, they want to play.
Although Rangers held Celtic to a scoreless draw in the New Year derby match, they have not beaten their cross-city rivals over 90 minutes since March 25, 2012. It's really special and I would be delighted to get one on Sunday.
Scott Brown says Rangers' talk in the press this week has Celtic fired up.
Morelos failed to convert clear-cut chances in both meetings this season, but hopefully that won't be the case this time around and the Colombian will help assure his club they made the right choice in extending his contract to 2021 this week.
But Brown has dismissed that and said it's done nothing but fire Celtic up for the game.
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Rangers - Celtic match is available on. "We'll look to go there and do what we've done before which is play really good football".
"If we take all three points then it will be another sign that we're improving and getting closer to where we want to be".