Brendan Rodgers has insisted he is enjoying his first year as Liverpool manager despite a season of highs and lows, epitomised in the past week with the suspension given to Luis Suarez, followed by the Reds emphatic win over Newcastle United, the
Rodgers went on to say that there is not a coaching course in the world that could prepare a potential manager for what he has dealt with in the last few weeks, as talismanic striker Suarez began a 10-match ban ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Newcastle. But Rodgers’ side coped without their top scorer and then some, racking up a 6-0 win on Tyneside.
He said: “I’ve learned once again that I’m at an incredible club. And I’ve learned that no matter how good a player is, you can’t do what Luis did. He’s got his punishment, we’ve all accepted it and we moved on.”
Rodgers continued: “Things are just thrown at you. When you do your coaching courses and you’re coming through as a young coach aged 20, this is not a scenario you read about in the manuals.
“But as a football club we stay together. Our supporters were brilliant, they recognised the intense scrutiny that was on us, so to deliver that kind of performance shows the character that’s in this book.”
Goals from Daniel Agger, two each for Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge and one from Fabio Borini gave Liverpool their hefty win over the Magpies, keeping Rodgers’ side in seventh place, five points behind local rivals Everton ahead of the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday.
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