The Northern Irishman spoke at his first Leicester press conference this morning ahead of his first game in charge of them against Watford on Sunday.
And he was hit with questions about his controversial exit from the Glasgow club.
Many supporters have heavily criticised Rodgers for leaving Celtic at this stage of the season, with a potential treble treble on the horizon and their eighth title win in a row.
The anger from some fans led to a banner being unveiled at Tynecastle in midweek which labelled Rodgers as ‘a fraud’.
There’s even a video circulating where some fans can be heard singing about Rodgers dying in his sleep.
But despite all that, the Leicester manager insists he understands why Celtic fans are ‘hurt’ over his departure.
Speaking today, Rodgers said: “I have seen some of what has been said. Celtic supporters will hurt, and I understand that.
“They may be worried about what may happen with me leaving. But with the improvements we made, we left the club in a really good position.”
Leicester will take charge of his first game as Leicester manager when they play Watford on Sunday.