Brendan Rodgers asks for patience from Liverpool fans

Brendan Rodgers urges Liverpool's supporters to be patient as he tries to get the Reds playing "winning football" again

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Brendan Rodgers signed a three-year deal at Anfield last Friday Photo: nPower

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Brendan Rodgers admits it will take time to get Liverpool playing “winning football” as the new Reds manager looks to end the club’s 22-year wait for a top-flight crown.

Rodgers was handed a three-year deal at Anfield last Friday, but the Northern Irishman’s appointment has been met with a mixed reaction from Reds supporters following Kenny Dalglish’s dismissal last month.

The former Swansea City boss is confident he can improve results at the Merseyside club but the 39-year-old has warned that his plans will take time to implement.

“For me it is going to take time for how I want to play and the philosophy I want to introduce,” said Rodgers.

“My longer-term aim is to arrive there seeing how quickly we can do so.

“The principles of your game are based on the players you have and there is no doubt I’ll have a look at that and see if there is anyone I need to bring in to improve that.

“We want to play winning football, effective football. But I know, inherently, what we need to play that way and win that way but ultimately that will be the job of the next period of time.

“It is about results and the progress of the team but we will make our first steps and hopefully that will improve over the next few years.

“What we need to do is improve the team and the quality of the team and hopefully over the next couple of years we will be ready to challenge and ready to compete.”

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