Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rodgers Believes His Decisions Are Moving Liverpool Forward

Brendan Rodgers thinks that he is the man that is helping to turn Liverpool back to the glory-days, according to Liverpool's official website.

Rodgers is in his second season as 'The Reds' manager and has overseen three wins from five games, the club were top of the table until Saturdays shock defeat to Southampton at Anfield.

The Anfield club is now fifth and hoping to make a long overdue return to the Champions League, they haven't finished in the top four since the 2008/09 season.

The historic club has been going through a turbulent transitional spell; The Northern Irish manager became the fourth man in charge in two years following the sackings of Rafael Benitez, Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish.

However, results have started to improve on and off the field and Rodgers believes he has played a significant part and will continue to in the coming years.

He told talkSPORT: "I want to be the one that steers the club back in the direction that it should be going in.

"That's not easy but I know I'm making the decisions in the best interests of the club, and that will always be the case.

"There was a difficult period at the beginning but from that we've grown and become better and better. I've got great confidence that in the coming months and years, we can really push on with that development.

"It's an incredible club - I've been on the outside, knowing Liverpool was a big club but it's not until you actually come in that the sheer scale and status of the club is phenomenal.

"To be the one in charge, trying to, in this part of its history, put it on the right track and the right direction - I'm hugely privileged.

"I'll fight for as long as I can to be here as long as I can; I know that's about getting good results."

The 40-year-old will be hoping for a second defeat over fierce rivals Manchester United in the space of a couple of weeks when the two sides meet in the League Cup this week, where he will also welcome back influential striker Luis Suarez from his ten match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

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