Rodgers calls for time to turn Liverpool around

Ahead of Newcastle United’s visit to Anfield later today Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted to ESPN that it may take longer than he thought to rebuild Liverpool football club.

“I have signed a three-year deal here and the process will go on beyond that,” Rodgers said. “Hopefully I can be here to keep building it. I am loving every minute here. I came for the challenge, but it is easier said than done.”

“We have to be challenging for the top four positions. If you look at what the other clubs are spending, there is quite a bit of work to do.”

The size of that challenge is large given their recent form of only two wins in the last ten games which has seen them dumped out of the League Cup by Swansea City on Wednesday evening and has culminated in the club’s low league position. However Rodgers can take solace in the progress his team is making in Europe. After a slow start they are top of their Europa League group.

Rodgers went on to talk about the transfer policy in place before his arrival. “The investment in a small period of time was big for the club,” he said. “This was going to be a season of assessing and trying to bring in the players who can fit the model. I was also brought in for a reason. It was going to take time. The owners are fully aware of that as well. The support from them has been fantastic – they have the helicopter view of the big picture.”

The Liverpool manager will have to hope that the fans are on side as well. Some supporters criticised his decision to send Andy Carroll on loan to West Ham whilst having little established cover for Luis Suarez.

The work continues today at 4pm as his side entertain a Newcastle team desperate to record their first away win of the season in the Premier League.

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