Brendan Rodgers is thinking long-term in his role as Liverpool manager, planning on building a dynasty at Anfield in the way Bill Shankly did in the past, the
Rodgers, appointed from Swansea City last summer to replace Kenny Dalglish, has revelled in the history of his new surroundings, and wants to add to it in his own way. The Northern Irishman insisted that the days of Shankly and Bob Paisley cannot be replicated, but instead wants to lay down his own path.
“For someone like me, my job is to build the club again, like Bill Shankly did very successfully and that set up the many successful eras that everyone remembers Liverpool for,” Rodgers said.
“There is no comparison in relation to those greats of the past. That’s what I’m trying to replicate and it’s a huge challenge, because the club is an institution, but it is a challenge that I’ve enjoyed every minute of and all the staff and players have also,” Rodgers added. “I’ve seen real progress this season and I would expect us to continue that over the next couple of years.”
Liverpool are currently seventh in the Premier League table, three points behind near neighbours Everton, having played a game more but with the second Merseyside derby of the season, to be played at Anfield, still to come.
Rodgers went on to say that rather than be intimidated by the historic success of the club – with five European Cups and 18 league titles in the past – he is motivated by the thought of adding to it and living up to those standards.
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