Brendan Rodgers thanks fans for their loyalty

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has expressed his gratitude to the fans for their patience and support in his first season in charge.

Rodgers was appointed as a long-term manager at Liverpool, with the aim to rebuild the club and bring it back to a similar level of it’s historic past.

Speaking to Yahoo.com, Rodgers said: “I’ve been very pleased because at the end of the day the supporters are the people that count.”

“You always want to win games and to develop the team, so it’s very important that you have encouragement from your fans. Our supporters have shown exactly why they are so well renowned – I’ve really felt and appreciated their support.”

When asked about being at the club in 10 years time, Rodgers responded: “This is very much a destination for me as a manager but I have got to show improvements in the club on a yearly basis.”

Despite some poor results, such as the 3-1 defeat at home to struggling Aston Villa, Liverpool seem to be showing some progression under the Northern Irishman’s control.

The Reds have played some fantastic football at times this season, and have the scored the joint second highest amount of goals this season, tied with Arsenal and Chelsea. Only Manchester United have scored more than the 3 teams.

Rodgers will be hoping his side continue to progress when his side play West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

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