The Foxes were trailing one nil, courtesy of a Vincent Kompany’s 70th minute stunner.
Rogers, who took over at the King Power Stadium in February, disclosed that he told the Nigerian International that he should have taken the chance after the final whistle.
“He should score, I said that to him afterwards, in the big games there are not many moments,” Rodgers told a news conference.
“It was tight, we were very, very good in our defensive organisations. They didn’t have many chances and we didn’t have many. But the one that came, you have to score that. He knows.
“It’s moments when you can come into the game and make an impact, he’s a great boy, works very, very hard in training.
“He’s got in front of him a top-class operator in Jamie [Vardy] so it’s difficult for him to find rhythm. However, it’s moments like that where you can make an impact. He’s actually done that in the other games.
“It was a big chance for him. The ball was there and it was on his good side. But it wasn’t to be. He got himself in the position … I felt we would have deserved that at least.”
The defeat ended Leicester’s hopes of catching Wolves in seventh spot on the table.
Rodgers, who moved to the club from Scottish champion, Celtic, accepted that it will be a challenge for Leicester to narrow the gap to the so-called ‘Big Six’,
“It’s going to be very, very difficult for us [to finish in the top six next season] but our idea is to develop the team and how we’re playing.
“This was an incredible counter-attacking team and what we’re looking to add to that is to play a positioning game that allows you to control possession,” Rodgers added.
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