The Uruguay international is the league's leading scorer with 21 goals this season but is still a hate figure to many opposition fans because of his chequered history since arriving in this country.
Last year's eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra will not be forgotten in a hurry while a reputation, although diminished, for diving still dogs him.
There has been much speculation that those factors will contribute to Suarez not winning player of the year honours but Rodgers insists that would be unfair.
"His consistency this year has been phenomenal," said the Reds boss.
"He is a remarkable man. What I have admired from close hand is this is a guy who is trying to change.
"He has come in here and been labelled many things - sometimes maybe, for me, as because he is a foreign player he will get accused more.
"If a British player dives we'll laugh and find it funny but when it's Luis Suarez he is a diver.
"But this is a guy who is trying to turn around his life and adapt to the culture and you can clearly see that."