Brendan Rodgers has slowly enforced his exciting passing style of play on Liverpool football club, implemented by his attitude towards the game and by bringing in Joe Allen, who fits the passing game he desires.
Rodgers has made many new additions to the team including Daniel Sturridge, who has been fantastic for Liverpool ever since he arrived, and Philippe Coutinho, who is an exciting prospect for Liverpool’s future.
Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stuart Downing – all acquisitions from Kenny Dalglish – have not lived up to the amount of money paid for them. Compare that to Sturridge and Coutinho and Rodgers has brought nothing but future stars to Liverpool.
By sacking manager after manager, Liverpool failed to climb into their desired Champions League spot as they have not given their managers enough time to implement their tactics and construct the team to the way they play.
Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in British football history, winning more than 30 trophies during his time in charge of Manchester United. United have stuck with him since 1986 and from that they have enjoyed much success.
Brendan Rodgers looks to have what it takes to take Liverpool back to the top but the board and their fans must be patient. Liverpool is a work in progress.
Rodgers knows Liverpool is a work in progress, saying, “This is a group that is growing all the time.”
As the season has gone on, Liverpool have improved. Liverpool fans hope they will continue to improve and, even though the Champions League places are probably out of reach, this year a Europa spot is still desired.
Brendan Rodgers has told Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, the club needs to buy “some men” to eliminate the lapses that have damaged his debut season at Anfield.
He knows the squad needs improving in the future and don’t be surprised if next year the squad is very different to the one you see playing now.
Rodgers has claimed Liverpool will not require ‘wholesale changes’ this summer, saying that the impact of the £12m January signing Daniel Sturridge is a lesson in “improving key areas if we are going to make the jumps we need to make.”
Brendan Rodgers seems like a man who likes youth players, as in the January transfer window he bought no one over the age of 24.
Under Rodgers, teenagers Raheem Sterling, Andre Wisdom and Suso have been among those to feature in his team. They have flourished under him and the opportunities he has given them will only do them well for the future.
It has to be said he has not had the perfect season – the cup win last year for Liverpool has not been defended and they have not achieved a Champions League spot – but there is progress.
It may take a while, but Brendan Rodgers has been paving the way for success at Anfield.