The Nigeria international has started just six Premier League games since joining on loan from Chelsea, and was recently withdrawn at the interval of Liverpool's 2-0 FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic following an under-par first-half display.
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"There will be no cancelling the loan - Victor and I have spoken a couple of times this week and I explained my reasons for taking him off," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.
"He has been excellent since then, I have seen a real marked difference in terms of his performance.
"It's not easy when you come to a big club.
"You come from a really good club like Chelsea to a massive club like Liverpool where there is expectancy every day. For any player to go into a big club there is a big difference in terms of mentality.
"He's a good kid and I'm delighted to have him here. I've got no doubt that over the course of time here he will show his talent - I still expect him to make a big contribution in the second half of the season."