As Liverpool fans continued to debate last week whether Roberto Martinez was the man to reinstate them to the Premier League’s upper echelons the news that Brendan Rodgers would be their new messiah must have been like a bolt from the blue. After all everyone including the media thought Martinez would be the man to replace Kenny Dalglish in the Reds dugout. It must have come as somewhat of a surprise to learn Rodgers was the man Fenway Sports Group had pinpointed to lead them into a new era. His record at Swansea is certainly an admirable one and he’s certainly proved his top-flight credentials after guiding the South Wales club to 11th in their first season after promotion from the Championship 12-months prior. More so the preference for his teams to play an attractive brand of possessional football, closely resembling the tiki-taka philosophy, has won him a legion of admirers. It will be interesting to see whether he can mould the Reds to his requirements and implement his style upon a playing squad that drastically underachieved under Dalglish.
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“This is a long-term plan, that was important for me. It’s going to be over a number of years. First and foremost I want to defend the principals of this great club, which is about offensive, creative football but with technical discipline and to maintain the values of the club.” Brendan Rodgers talks about his vision for Liverpool after being appointed manager at Anfield.