By Harvey Byrne

Brendan Rodgers has revealed why new signing Kristoffer Ajer has not shown his best for Celtic after joining the club in June.

Speaking to the media following his side’s 2-1 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday the former Liverpool manager has stated that there is still a lot more to come from the 18-year-old.

The youngster  joined from Norwegian side Start after signing a pre-contract agreement in February with his primary position thought to be as a midfielder, but Rodgers has previously stated that he see’s Ajer as a centre-back.

“I thought he was nervy when he first came in, but he settled and can become a very good player,” said the Northern Ireland manager speaking to the media about Ajer.

“He’s adjusting to the speed and has a lot of potential.

“Every player is under consideration if I see enough in training and games, irrespective of age.”

The Bhoys are currently in the middle of a crisis after a spate of injuries have left them short of options at the heart of their defence.

Injured duo Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata could be unavailable for the Champions League qualifying rounds, while Charlie Mulgrew is still in contract talks with his future at the club in serious doubt.

18-year-old Ajer signed a pre-contract agreement with the Bhoys in February and has cost Celtic £750,000 after moving from Norway.

The multi-faceted youngster has combined his studies with football over the last few years in addition to running his own fashion blog and photography website.

In other Celtic news, Liverpool have no plans to sell Bhoys target Jon Flanagan.