The defender is expected to leave in the coming weeks.
"I just think the position that he plays, it's preferable if you have that wee bit of experience," said Rodgers.
"We introduced him into the team last season at right-back and he did very well as a young player stepping in. He was excellent every time he played.
"He played centre-half mostly throughout pre-season and I think that will be his No.1 position. But in order to do that, especially at a big club, that wee bit of experience comes in."
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