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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #720 on: May 31, 2012, 04:20:33 AM »
I'm aware that Brendan Rodgers is a very good and astute manager from gaining promotion with Swansea and playing some lovely football in the Premier league winning over a lot of fans along the way.

Reading the articles above, and there are some exciting snipets about them man, his talk of controlling games is Rafaesque and then the bit where he talks about his affinity with Swansea and its people and the working class surroundings that remind him of home are almost Shankleyesque.

Don't want to get over excited about the appointment, but I'm impressed by everything I read about the man, feeling quite optimistic about it all now.

Welcome Brendan, may the force be with you.

i just hope he have balls Paisleyesque :D

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #721 on: May 31, 2012, 04:23:18 AM »
http://thepathismadebywalking.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/682/
Just to make a sort of depth chart for each "zone," here's how I picture our squad:

1: Reina, Doni, Jones
2: Agger, Skrtel, Carragher, Coates
3: Lucas, Spearing
4: Johnson, Enrique, Kelly, Robinson
5: Gerrard, Henderson, Shelvey, Adam
6: Suarez, Downing, Bellamy, Kuyt, Maxi, Sterling
7: Carroll

I bolded the players who IMO don't fit, are likely gone in the summer, or just aren't good enough.  Not that this is new to us, but it shows how badly we need a new player in zones 4, 5, and 6 (7 not so much, since Suarez and Bellamy can play there as well, and Kuyt; I just didn't want to double count players).

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #722 on: May 31, 2012, 06:39:33 AM »
I am delighted we have him,wanted us to make him manager as soon as pain of Kenny leaving subsided somewhat.

Like many I echo the view that a number of players are tailor made to feature under him either as a regular or one for the future.

I will say though that I personally expect Suarez to start through the middle.


Anyway welcome to Liverpool Brendan!

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #723 on: May 31, 2012, 06:55:41 AM »
He is our new manager so he gets my support and I will want him to do fantastic for Liverpool.  At least, I do not have sick feeling in my stomach as when Hodgson was appointed. 

I would greatly hope to see Liverpool passing and moving again and hopefully, it would be like Kenny's first half season in charge whereby we see good interplay and scoring more liberally (I so love Maxi and Kuyt hattricks during that period).

I would love to have our team pressure more in packs like in Rafa's 07-09 teams whereby we used this tactic to beat Barca, Real Madrid etc. 

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #724 on: May 31, 2012, 06:58:37 AM »
Welcome Brendan!! A new face and a breath of fresh air. Glad it's all done and we can finally focus on moving on.

Just quickly, how long has it been since we had a young manager like Brendan take charge at Liverpool?
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« Reply #725 on: May 31, 2012, 07:03:21 AM »
Just to make a sort of depth chart for each "zone," here's how I picture our squad:

1: Reina, Doni, Jones
2: Agger, Skrtel, Carragher, Coates
3: Lucas, Spearing
4: Johnson, Enrique, Kelly, Robinson
5: Gerrard, Henderson, Shelvey, Adam
6: Suarez, Downing, Bellamy, Kuyt, Maxi, Sterling
7: Carroll

I bolded the players who IMO don't fit, are likely gone in the summer, or just aren't good enough.  Not that this is new to us, but it shows how badly we need a new player in zones 4, 5, and 6 (7 not so much, since Suarez and Bellamy can play there as well, and Kuyt; I just didn't want to double count players).

You've missed Jon Flanaghan who I assume fits into zone 4.  I suspect Downing will defnately be staying, though he has a lot to prove, I hope Kuyt stays too, though that will depend on BR convincing him that he has a role in his team, Suarez is a doubt  as to whether he will stay, it'll be dependant on how the early relationship develops between BR and LS, and whether Liverpool are tested by a big money bid from a team in next seasons Champs League.  The first big job for BR and FSG will be to convince LFC's top players that the "long term" plan will have some short term benefits for those players
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #726 on: May 31, 2012, 07:26:26 AM »
Been away on holiday and came back to find Kenny gone. Couldn't believe it. Now I've calmed down I can see their thinking pin this appointment   Thought they bottled it with Kenny, but saying that Brendan Rodgers is our new manager and as such gets my support.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #727 on: May 31, 2012, 07:32:53 AM »
I am apprehensive but optimistic. Would have rather a manager with more trophy winning experience ala Villas-Boas, Rafa or Capello, but between him and martinez there was no contest. Seems like a man of great drive and determination who knows his football. Excited to see the kind of football he could get us playing.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #728 on: May 31, 2012, 07:44:45 AM »
I wonder if he'd have signed the player Swasea signed last week for us?

We desparately need some new players. And some players shown the door.
We've had three seasons of poor football.
The current squad is not good enough.

It will be an interesting first few weeks at least.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #729 on: May 31, 2012, 07:44:52 AM »
looking forward to having wingers. finally.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #730 on: May 31, 2012, 07:47:00 AM »
looking forward to having wingers. finally.

I look forward for the almightly slagging off they'll get for losing the ball and being frustrating.

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #731 on: May 31, 2012, 07:53:23 AM »
I suspect we may have to wait until Friday for an announcement so it is for a group of appointments in front of our new sponsor Warrior.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #732 on: May 31, 2012, 08:02:36 AM »
I suspect we may have to wait until Friday for an announcement so it is for a group of appointments in front of our new sponsor Warrior.

Probably get announced today and unveiled tomorrow/Monday.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #733 on: May 31, 2012, 08:13:20 AM »
Here's the thing, everyone talking about his wonderful footballing philosophy, it's actually not very far removed from Kennys. I expect a similar season, hitting the post about half as much popping up our points total.

It is very, very different from Kenny's. I wasn't around the first time he was in charge, but over the season and a half, you can see huge differences. Swansea press high up the pitch, we played a predominately low block when defending, dropping very deep and hunting for the ball in packs. Our play was very much built around a 4-4-2, whereas Rodgers plays a 4-3-3. I get where you're coming from with the whole pass and move spiel, but really, its hardly a defining 'philosophy'.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #734 on: May 31, 2012, 08:16:36 AM »
Welcome Brendan Rodgers, quietly confident with the appointment and may he bring us the good times we all crave. From ballymena utd to liverpool football club is a feat in itself.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #735 on: May 31, 2012, 08:25:43 AM »
Probably get announced today and unveiled tomorrow/Monday.

Hoping it is finally finalized and then we can move on.

Else my little heart is still pining for Rafa to come back...

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #736 on: May 31, 2012, 08:31:13 AM »
Before the revisionism kicks in, look at this Guardian gallery from March 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/gallery/2012/mar/27/the-gallery-brendan-rodgers
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #737 on: May 31, 2012, 08:39:15 AM »
I'm really optimistic about this appointment.
He's young and ambitious. I like that.
He's tactically astute and like his players to think. I love that.

It's a big jump,pressure wise, from Swansea to Liverpool. There is an expectation from fans and media for us to compete on every front, regardless of our financial / personnel situation.
 He was able to quietly get on with his job in Wales and teams expected to do well against them, played a bit of football and we're undone.
At Anfield, a lot of teams reckon they have us sussed. Sit back, flood midfield, nick a break away goal/ set piece. Thats a big problem and he'll need to put his thinking cap on quick.

But there are players at Liverpool that are equipped to play the brand of football that he had at Swansea. Mainly Rafa players. Pepe, Agger,Skertl, Lucas, Henderson, Johnson, maxi,Suarez. That's a decent base. 

I'm optimistic that he gets players that fits his system, and not "names ".

Stick with this guy and we'll do well.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #738 on: May 31, 2012, 08:40:51 AM »
I look forward for the almightly slagging off they'll get for losing the ball and being frustrating.

As opposed to what, wingers that cut inside and and look for the easy pass? Said for years the thing that makes teams successful in England is the ability to play with width. United have always had wide men, the only time they didnt was when they didnt have any success.

Pace and width is crucial to hit teams on the break. I look forward to having it.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #739 on: May 31, 2012, 08:44:31 AM »
Is Rodgers the new Shankly?

Only time will tell........

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« Reply #740 on: May 31, 2012, 08:49:12 AM »
Is Rodgers the new Shankly?

Only time will tell........
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #741 on: May 31, 2012, 08:50:19 AM »
Get on the BBC news sight ffs. I'm trying my best with a few others, but the comments section is already filling up with Chelsea fans.

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #742 on: May 31, 2012, 08:53:04 AM »
Footage from 2006, when Brendan was Chelsea youth coach.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18272602

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« Reply #743 on: May 31, 2012, 08:53:04 AM »
Is Rodgers the new Shankly?

Only time will tell........
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #744 on: May 31, 2012, 08:54:15 AM »
Welcome Brendan!! A new face and a breath of fresh air. Glad it's all done and we can finally focus on moving on.

Just quickly, how long has it been since we had a young manager like Brendan take charge at Liverpool?



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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #745 on: May 31, 2012, 08:55:58 AM »
I dont know why are we trying to pretend. Appointing rodgers is a mistake. I don't even why people are raving about their football, any mid-table team in Spain plays like that. The whole appointment process was bust: we should have signed the technical director first then let him take care of appointing a coach, that's his job. I don't even understand how a technical director will take care of the longer term process when he can't even decide who our manager for the next few months will be?!
And we are letting this fly in the name of support. If John Henry pisses on the shankly statue, should we patient with him because we are supportive? We stop him and severe his penis, that's support.

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #746 on: May 31, 2012, 08:58:19 AM »
I dont know why are we trying to pretend. Appointing rodgers is a mistake. I don't even why people are raving about their football, any mid-table team in Spain plays like that. The whole appointment process was bust: we should have signed the technical director first then let him take care of appointing a coach, that's his job. I don't even understand how a technical director will take care of the longer term process when he can't even decide who our manager for the next few months will be?!
And we are letting this fly in the name of support. If John Henry pisses on the shankly statue, should we patient with him because we are supportive? We stop him and severe his penis, that's support.
grow up.

how do you know we havent got a technical director?
we never had one before and it worked fine(if we dont have one)
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #747 on: May 31, 2012, 09:00:22 AM »
Welcome to Liverpool Brendan :).

Having said that, after reading all those articles - it will be great to see the team pass more AND go back to the pressing and harrying we had when Rafa was the boss :). Question. Is his d.o.b actually 26/1 ? OPs post says yes, but a later article suggests a few months later... ;).

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #748 on: May 31, 2012, 09:03:54 AM »
Here's how I see it:

- was surprised and yet not surprised Kenny was sacked, was disappointed and yet surprisingly resigned about it
- didn't think for a minute Rafa was in the running to get the job, so was never expecting it
- think Rodgers is a much better choice than Martinez--generally pleased with his appointment
- hope this talk of not appointing a DOF/Sporting Director is not true, would like to see Van Gaal at the club as well
- hope the fans give him enough time and don't use Kenny's sacking and the failure to reappoint Rafa against him
- hope FSG treat him as a long-term appointment no matter how badly things go next season

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« Reply #749 on: May 31, 2012, 09:06:59 AM »
Gut feeling is he is the right fit for us. Young, ambitious, intelligent, tactically astute and progressive in his coaching methods. Added to that he and clarke have already worked well together in the past. Also having (potentially) Segura as technical director to ensure the seamless transition of youth to the first team, I finally feel that for the first time in many years we will have stability running from the very top down to the kids in the academy. Its what I've wanted for the club for so long and im relieved we have finally (and  brutally) modernised.

Those who think Rodgers will be sacked if he doesn't get 4th forget that unlike hodgson or Kenny, Rodgers is THEIR signing and they will back him with time and money so long as the team shows signs of progression.

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #750 on: May 31, 2012, 09:20:21 AM »
I posted this on the other thread, but think it is worthy of posting again. A long interview, but a great insight into our new coach. There is something very reassuring and Liverpool like in the things he says, his beliefs and so on.  Many people say how we have lost our soul - listen to our new boss and I honestly believe this could be an inspired appointment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7DnCIK_Lzg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #751 on: May 31, 2012, 09:26:53 AM »
My only worry right now is will he be given the time. Not by the fans but by the owners,

If the 3 year deal is true than seems a small contract with the job he may need to do.

I just hope we are not back in this same position this time next year.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #752 on: May 31, 2012, 09:27:45 AM »
Gut feeling is he is the right fit for us. Young, ambitious, intelligent, tactically astute and progressive in his coaching methods. Added to that he and clarke have already worked well together in the past. Also having (potentially) Segura as technical director to ensure the seamless transition of youth to the first team, I finally feel that for the first time in many years we will have stability running from the very top down to the kids in the academy. Its what I've wanted for the club for so long and im relieved we have finally (and  brutally) modernised.

Those who think Rodgers will be sacked if he doesn't get 4th forget that unlike hodgson or Kenny, Rodgers is THEIR signing and they will back him with time and money so long as the team shows signs of progression.

Kenny was their signing to the manager roll.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #753 on: May 31, 2012, 09:29:26 AM »
It is very, very different from Kenny's. I wasn't around the first time he was in charge, but over the season and a half, you can see huge differences. Swansea press high up the pitch, we played a predominately low block when defending, dropping very deep and hunting for the ball in packs. Our play was very much built around a 4-4-2, whereas Rodgers plays a 4-3-3. I get where you're coming from with the whole pass and move spiel, but really, its hardly a defining 'philosophy'.

A philosophy is something very difficult to implement over one season. Go and watch the 87-88 season review if you want to see what Kenny was trying to implement, you're right it's not exactly like Swansea and Rodgers, it's on another planet.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #754 on: May 31, 2012, 09:31:26 AM »
My only worry right now is will he be given the time. Not by the fans but by the owners,

If the 3 year deal is true than seems a small contract with the job he may need to do.

I just hope we are not back in this same position this time next year.
With the amount of time and affort spent on searching a manager - which looks like we've finally got - I believe Rodgers will have the backing from the owners on a long term. They would kow what kind of setup he wants it here and how long would it take to implement it. Add to that the money they've spend in clearing up the old junk.
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #755 on: May 31, 2012, 09:34:43 AM »
Risky business: Rodgers is the biggest gamble Liverpool have ever taken

John W Henry may have proved he doesn't understand the soul of the club by hiring the young, relatively untried Swansea boss, says Mark Lawrenson

Brendan Rodgers is the biggest gamble in the history of Liverpool Football Club.

Untried, untested and young. It’s an incredible throw of the dice and perhaps illustrates that the American owners do not understand the soul or heartbeat of the club.

Look at the managers down the years. Bob Paisley followed by Shanks, Joe Fagan, Roy Evans and then latterly Gerard Houllier.

Even Graeme Souness was not seen as a gamble at the time because he played for the club, won trophies at Anfield and came in with experience.

Kenny Dalglish was and always will be worshipped. Houllier had experience while the majority of the others came up through the ranks, understood what Liverpool meant and were educated in the boot room.

Dalglish was a former player, a hero, a God. He won the Carling Cup, got Liverpool into Europe and yet was sacked - presumably for not getting into the top four.

what is Rodgers’ job requirement?

If you ask me, looking at the squad as it is now, it is IMPOSSIBLE for Liverpool to get into the top four next season.

What will constitute a good season? Finishing sixth. But surely, under the current guidelines, that is not enough for this set-up.

Managing Swansea is one thing but Liverpool quite another. This is not just another former player talking about the boot room.

It is dangerous to underestimate the supporters. They will back Rodgers, support him and give him everything.

But there’s still an aura and an atmosphere at Anfield.

There’s an expectancy, tradition and a demand at Liverpool, and I’m not sure John W Henry and Fenway Sports Group understand that.

Hicks and Gillett were a nightmare. They ran the club to the brink and, while the new owners have the right motives, I don’t think they get the philosophy of the club.

Liverpool are at a crossroads. Everton finished above Liverpool. There are players coming through but are they going to be the next Steven Gerrard?

Some, like Raheem Sterling, have such great promise. But Liverpool need results and improvements now.

These are tough times ahead. The Europa League. Thursdays and Sundays. That’s a tall order to cope with.

Rodgers is a good coach and played lovely football at Swansea. But Dalglish did that at times last season and is a good coach.

They have set the bar so high.

Dalglish didn’t make top four, and that saw the end of him. And the longer you stay out of the top four, the harder it becomes to break back in.

It is so tough, especially with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and United trying so hard and breaking the bank to maintain success.

Liverpool can’t compete with that financially. The sort of money afforded to sign players last summer will not be there this time. So Rodgers must turn it around on a limited budget - and that is a huge task.

Liverpool made some bad buys and in the modern game having a director of football or senior figure above should not worry a manager.

Damien Comolli worked well with Dalglish. Louis van Gaal could do well with Rodgers. In these times you need someone to identify players and go and sign them.

But Liverpool just seem to keep getting it wrong.

The Americans have handled the managerial change badly. They underestimated how popular Dalglish was and is.

They have removed a club legend for a managerial rookie.

Rodgers has done really well at Swansea, grew up at Chelsea and graduated from there.

He has played good football at Swansea, but players can also dictate how you play.

It’s not all about how you play at Anfield, because results are paramount.

Rodgers has so much to prove, so much work to do and Liverpool are taking a huge gamble when, after recent failures and setbacks, they cannot afford another mistake.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/brendan-rodgers-as-liverpool-manager-is-the-biggest-854526
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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #756 on: May 31, 2012, 09:35:24 AM »
My only worry right now is will he be given the time. Not by the fans but by the owners,

If the 3 year deal is true than seems a small contract with the job he may need to do.

I just hope we are not back in this same position this time next year.

Contracts mean fuck all to be honest. When do you ever see a manager run his contract down? (Except maybe Pep because of his yearly one).

I am sure they will back him as they handpicked him themselves. If we have a moderately successful to successful season I wouldn't be surprised to see him signing a new contract either.

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #757 on: May 31, 2012, 09:35:59 AM »
Lawrenson's a crank.

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #758 on: May 31, 2012, 09:36:54 AM »
Risky business: Rodgers is the biggest gamble Liverpool have ever taken

John W Henry may have proved he doesn't understand the soul of the club by hiring the young, relatively untried Swansea boss, says Mark Lawrenson

Brendan Rodgers is the biggest gamble in the history of Liverpool Football Club.

Untried, untested and young. It’s an incredible throw of the dice and perhaps illustrates that the American owners do not understand the soul or heartbeat of the club.

Look at the managers down the years. Bob Paisley followed by Shanks, Joe Fagan, Roy Evans and then latterly Gerard Houllier.

Even Graeme Souness was not seen as a gamble at the time because he played for the club, won trophies at Anfield and came in with experience.

Kenny Dalglish was and always will be worshipped. Houllier had experience while the majority of the others came up through the ranks, understood what Liverpool meant and were educated in the boot room.

Dalglish was a former player, a hero, a God. He won the Carling Cup, got Liverpool into Europe and yet was sacked - presumably for not getting into the top four.

what is Rodgers’ job requirement?

If you ask me, looking at the squad as it is now, it is IMPOSSIBLE for Liverpool to get into the top four next season.

What will constitute a good season? Finishing sixth. But surely, under the current guidelines, that is not enough for this set-up.

Managing Swansea is one thing but Liverpool quite another. This is not just another former player talking about the boot room.

It is dangerous to underestimate the supporters. They will back Rodgers, support him and give him everything.

But there’s still an aura and an atmosphere at Anfield.

There’s an expectancy, tradition and a demand at Liverpool, and I’m not sure John W Henry and Fenway Sports Group understand that.

Hicks and Gillett were a nightmare. They ran the club to the brink and, while the new owners have the right motives, I don’t think they get the philosophy of the club.

Liverpool are at a crossroads. Everton finished above Liverpool. There are players coming through but are they going to be the next Steven Gerrard?

Some, like Raheem Sterling, have such great promise. But Liverpool need results and improvements now.

These are tough times ahead. The Europa League. Thursdays and Sundays. That’s a tall order to cope with.

Rodgers is a good coach and played lovely football at Swansea. But Dalglish did that at times last season and is a good coach.

They have set the bar so high.

Dalglish didn’t make top four, and that saw the end of him. And the longer you stay out of the top four, the harder it becomes to break back in.

It is so tough, especially with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and United trying so hard and breaking the bank to maintain success.

Liverpool can’t compete with that financially. The sort of money afforded to sign players last summer will not be there this time. So Rodgers must turn it around on a limited budget - and that is a huge task.

Liverpool made some bad buys and in the modern game having a director of football or senior figure above should not worry a manager.

Damien Comolli worked well with Dalglish. Louis van Gaal could do well with Rodgers. In these times you need someone to identify players and go and sign them.

But Liverpool just seem to keep getting it wrong.

The Americans have handled the managerial change badly. They underestimated how popular Dalglish was and is.

They have removed a club legend for a managerial rookie.

Rodgers has done really well at Swansea, grew up at Chelsea and graduated from there.

He has played good football at Swansea, but players can also dictate how you play.

It’s not all about how you play at Anfield, because results are paramount.

Rodgers has so much to prove, so much work to do and Liverpool are taking a huge gamble when, after recent failures and setbacks, they cannot afford another mistake.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/brendan-rodgers-as-liverpool-manager-is-the-biggest-854526

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Re: Brendan Rodgers: An Insight
« Reply #759 on: May 31, 2012, 09:37:59 AM »
I believe Rodgers will have the backing from the owners on a long term.

If the rumored 3 year contact is true that not really a long term backing from the owners thats seems more like edging their bets.
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