Now that the dust has firmly settled on Merseyside and the commotion that followed Brendan Rodgers appointment as Liverpool and attentions now turn towards who will be following through the Northern Irishman through the entrance into Anfield. After being given a week to settle into his new surroundings and gauge the expectations of supporters, who did well to hide their exasperation when he was announced as Kenny Dalglish’s successor, it’s time for Rogers to get down to brass tax. Changes are already afoot under the new regime with Dirk Kuyt ending his six-year association with the club after agreeing to join Turkish giants Fenerbache as the former Swansea boss and his team of back room staff try to stamp their authority on the dressing room. His summer shopping list will prove intriguing with the onus likely to be on players who will benefit his tiki-taka philosophy. Gylfi Sigurðsson is an obvious target with Rodgers having brought the Icelandic international to the Liberty Stadium on-loan last season. His short but prolific spell in south Wales will have given the Premier League a glimpse of his goalscoring capabilities from midfield and penchant to change the game with the swing of his boot. A long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard perhaps? Thinking that far ahead would be awfully optimistic from Mr Rodgers.
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