Rodgers calls for patience ahead of ‘immense’ Liverpool challenge
Brendan Rodgers calls for patience from Liverpool fans as he sets about implementing his philosophy at Anfield
Brendan Rodgers has asked Liverpool fans to be patient as he begins the “immense challenge” of turning the Reds’ fortunes around.
The Merseysiders brought in the Northern Irishman as a replacement for Kenny Dalglish after the Reds slumped to a disappointing eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season.
And Rodgers admits he is unsure over whether the radical overhaul required can be fully implemented during the length of his three-year contract – but has vowed to fight to “change the history” of the Anfield club.
“We have to recognise the challenge is immense, let’s be under no illusion,” said Rodgers.
“But I certainly think that a club of our status and value to the football world can go again.
“It’s going to take time. And whether it will be in my time, I’m not so sure. But I’m going to fight for my life to try to get this model of play that, hopefully, can change the history of the club.
“This is a club where trophies are what it has been about for many years. But, for me, running alongside that it’s about putting in place a model to see the club grow. That is equally important. To build a group that challenges.”