Liverpool faced Steve Bruce's side on Sunday and came away shocked and distraught, losing the match 3-1; with defender Martin Skrtel having a game he would like to forget.
The home side took the lead through a Jake Livermore strike, which deflected off of Skrtel, looping over Simon Mignolet. Liverpool got their equaliser moments later through Steven Gerrard, but the second half was a different story.
David Meyler reinstated the Tiger's lead before an own goal from Skrtel finished the game off in the 88th minute for the Reds.
But after the game Rodgers stated the his side lacked quality and confidence.
"We went into the game with confidence and belief, but we made too many mistakes with and without the ball.
He continued: "I always felt were in control of the game but we needed to show more quality and penetrate a little bit more."
Sturridge was a big miss in this match, as the England striker is said to be out for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury.
But the Welsh manager stated Sturridge's injury is a big blow for his team for this season.
"Daniel is out for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury and it is a big blow for us."
The 24-year-old has started 22 times since joining the Merseyside team in 2012, and has scored 19 times, as the former Chelsea player has been a key signing for the former Swansea City manager since he took over.
Rodgers went on. "We have a very busy period coming up and we need all our good players available, so it's not ideal."
In December the Reds take on the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea in the space of 15 days.
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