It was just the Turkey international's eighth appearance of the season and his first in 2019.
Rodgers said, “He has been very strong but very unfortunate because you are playing one game a week and the team has stability.
“He is a young lad who has come in and I know he played in some of the cup games early on but perhaps things haven't quite gone for him as he would want, but I have found him a really good boy who wants to learn.
“He is strong and aggressive, but he hasn't had a lot of game time. He is adapting.
“It is a different game in the Premier League and he is adapting to it.
“It didn't help he didn't speak much English at first. Adaption is important so I like to give them time to find their feet and settle in, knowing even in this first year he is adapting."