The Stoke striker, who has signed a one-year deal with the Potters, had been linked with a return to Anfield to help solve the problems the Reds are having up front, having scored just two goals in thier opening three Premier League matches.
But, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Rodgers claims he’s only interested in giving youth a chance rather than bringing experienced stars into the squad.
“Liverpool didn’t consider Michael Owen,” he said. “If we didn’t get the targets that we hoped to get in the transfer window, I was going to go with what I had.
“There’s no point putting money into the academy and then not giving young players a chance. Look at the impact Raheem Sterling has made as a 17-year-old. All I’ve given him is an opportunity and he’s gone on and taken it.
“We’ve got a number of other young talents and hopefully over the coming months we can see them and see how they flourish.”