The future of Reds striker Suarez, their leading scorer last season, has been the subject of speculation virtually all summer after the 26-year-old began agitating for a move.
Liverpool have repeatedly insisted the Uruguay international is not for sale and he was recently made to train on his own - an exile that has now ended.
There is still some uncertainty about how likely it is that Suarez, who is currently serving a 10-match suspension, will remain with the Merseysiders, but Rodgers last weekend declared himself to be "satisfied with how everything has been resolved".
Ahead of Villa's home Premier League clash with Liverpool, Lambert, when asked if he had sympathy with Rodgers, said: "I do, because I know how hard it can be when you have something like that and have to try to turn it around.
"People say about player power and all that, but sometimes you have to draw a line and say 'no, you can't go'. Brendan handled the situation great."
Lambert had a comparable scenario to deal with himself this summer, with Villa's 2012-13 top-scorer Christian Benteke handing in a transfer request in early July.
Within 11 days the club had released a statement saying Benteke had withdrawn the request and instead put pen to paper on a new four-year contract, with the manager saying he had had a "full and frank discussion" with the 22-year-old Belgium striker.
Lambert is keen to stress that the Benteke case was different to the Suarez one, but he does feel both examples show that not all the power lies with players.
He said: "Christian's scenario is different.
"He's only a young lad and has burst onto the scene. Suarez is a seasoned international, and I don't know the ins and outs (with that case).
"(With Christian) there are a lot of factors going on and we had to get him to think about what was happening, and thankfully we got him.
"We had to go into the season knowing what everyone was doing.
"Player power is very strong but the stance ourselves and maybe Brendan at Liverpool have taken has shown you (clubs) still have a bit of power."
Villa should have defender Ciaran Clark available for Saturday's match.
Clark was forced off in the first half of the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Wednesday with a head injury but is expected to be fit for Liverpool's visit to Villa Park, while midfielder Chris Herd could be in contention for a first appearance this term following his calf problem.
Defender Nathan Baker (ankle) remains a doubt and winger Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles) definitely misses out.
As well as losing to Chelsea, Villa have also won 3-1 at Arsenal so far this term, while Liverpool's only league game to date saw them beat Stoke 1-0 at home.