Vorm: New Liverpool boss Rodgers is one of the best around

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm describes Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers as one of the Premier League's best managers

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Brendan Rodgers signed a three-year deal at Anfield on Friday

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Michel Vorm has hailed new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as the best manager in the Premier League following the former Swansea City boss’ unveiling at Anfield on Friday.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper was one of the standout performers in the English top flight last season after Rodgers signed the Dutchman in a £1.5m deal from Utrecht last summer.

“I think it’s the best move Liverpool can make,” Vorm told Sky Sports News.

“I’ve worked with him for a year and he’s the best manager I’ve worked with – and I think he is the best manager maybe in the Premier League.

“He is quite young but very experienced and I think for Liverpool it’s the best they could get. For him it’s beautiful.”

Rodgers led Swansea to a respectable 11th-place finish last season after the Northern Irishman had masterminded the Swans’ promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history in 2011.

Vorm made 37 league appearances under Rodgers, and although the Netherlands international admits the manager’s departure is a big blow to Swansea, the shot-stopper believes they will cope next season.

“For us it’s the worst thing that could happen,” he added. “It’s disappointing but I think we showed throughout the season what we’re capable of.

“If we can keep the club together we can go on playing good football under the new manager.”

Bert van Marwijk named Vorm and Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul in his 23-man Netherlands squad for the European championship earlier this week.

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