Liverpool News: Rodgers Might be Liverpool’s Ferguson

 
on August 19 2012 6:44 AM
Liverpool News: Rodgers Might be Liverpool’s Ferguson

Brendan Rodgers took the Liverpool job after Kenny Dalglish failed to achieve his targets at Anfield. The "unsackable" was sacked and Rodgers took the Reds' post.

Rodgers was given the job after a fantastic season in the Premier League with Swansea. He played free flowing football which impressed everyone across the nation. Now people are wondering if he can bring that football to Swansea and become a successful manager.

Rodgers' first act of call was to bring in Fabio Borini from Roma. Borini has previously played under Rodgers at Swansea and in the Chelsea youth set-up. The Italian will bring instant youth to Liverpool and he'll give them much needed options upfront.

Swansea's Xavi, Joe Allen, was the next man to follow Rodgers into Anfield. Allen manages to keep the ball very well and plays everything so simply. His performances last season gave him a starting place in Team GB's set-up at London 2012 and now it's given him a dream move to Liverpool. He'll certainly link up the play between the defence and attack; something that was missing last season.

However Liverpool's performance yesterday against West Brom was terrible. Nothing changes at Liverpool, some say. The defence didn't look comfortable in possession and Luis Suarez could hit a barn door. Perhaps new signing Assaidi will give Suarez some much needed pressure.

In 1986 a certain Scot took the reins at Old Trafford and his objective was clear; to knock Liverpool off their perch. 25 years on, he's managed the impossible. Now Liverpool need Rodgers to be as driven as Ferguson was in the 80s. Obviously the gap isn't as great but at this stage in English football, it's a much tougher task. One also has to remember that Ferguson took four years to win a trophy at United. Rodgers must be given time.

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