“He’s proper lean and that has given him a good base. He could always run, but the idea was for him to run cleverly.
“Pick his moments for running. Tactically, he does everything I want him to do and that tells me that he thinks clearly under pressure.
“He’s an absolutely phenomenal player and a great captain. He’s up for every game and never has a lazy day.
“Scott’s a joy to work with and he’s started the season brilliantly.”
Brown will rest during the international which is something that will benefit Rodgers and Celtic. The manager added: “I want him to live and breathe the football 24 hours a day.
“You have to if you want to play in the Champions league. You have to win if you are winning in your life.
“Scott’s a player I’ve been impressed with at every level of football and he’s a real good man, as well.
“He now gets a break, so he can enjoy his family and this little breather. It’s deserved. He’s given a lot to his country and now he has to think of himself.”