"It was great to be back in the team and get the chance to play but it would have been more enjoyable if we had got a decent result," the 20 year old told the Liverpool Echo.
"I only found out I was playing a couple of hours before kick-off. We had a team meeting beforehand and it became clear that Jonno [Glen Johnson] was struggling.
"The manager told me I was starting and I just had to make sure I was ready. It had been a long time since I last played in the Premier League.
"There were a few nerves but once the game started I was just focused on getting into the game and doing my job for the team.
"I felt like I did okay but to be honest it was all about the result and we were all frustrated by the defeat."
He insists he is ready to fight for a regular place in Rodgers' plans.
"I had a tough time with injuries but hopefully that's all behind me now," he added.
"I've just been training hard, giving 100% and trying to force my way into the manager's plans. Hopefully I can get another chance and keep showing what I can do."
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