Liverpool chief: We’ve made ‘remarkable’ progress under Rodgers

Tom Werner praises Brendan Rodgers for the "remarkable" progress Liverpool have made under the Northern Irishman

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Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool finished seventh this season Photo: WBUR/Flickr

Tom Werner has heaped praise on Brendan Rodgers for the “remarkable” progress Liverpool have made under the Northern Irishman in his first season in charge at Anfield.

After a slow start to the campaign, the Reds finished the season in fine form, losing just once in their last 13 Premier League games to cement a seventh-place finish in the top flight.

And Liverpool chairman Werner has been delighted with the improvement shown by the Reds in recent months, with the American particularly impressed by the impacts of January signings Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.

“I think Brendan has made remarkable progress,” Werner told the Liverpool Echo.

“He’s a great strategist and has shown strong leadership as he has led the team through this season.

“Obviously there is disappointment that we didn’t finish higher in the table but the team has certainly improved as the season has gone on.

“To see the new additions in January, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, perform so well has been very positive to see.

“We scored a lot more goals than last season. The 38 away league goals was the club’s highest number in a league season since 1990.

“The club is definitely moving in the right direction under Brendan.

“Our intention is to strengthen the squad further this summer and as owners we’re very optimistic and excited about the future.”

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