Rodgers attempted to stay upbeat after their 2-0 loss.
"We've got what we've got. A lot of young players are going to get an opportunity," said Rodgers.
"Raheem Sterling, I thought, was terrific today. Joe Allen and Cazorla were the two best players on the field, the two little guys, the technicians.
"We've got some other young players and that's where we're at. I'm not here to cry. I can't do anything about it. The reality is we've got the group we've got.
"I am very proud to manage this club and I want to fight to keep us improving and moving forward."