Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers reveals names inside envelopes

Brendan Rodgers reveals there were no names inside his three envelopes filmed in last summer's documentary, Being Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers has revealed that there were no names inside the three envelopes which the Liverpool manager used in his now-famous motivational speech last season.

During Fox Soccer’s fly-on-the-wall documentary “Being Liverpool”, which filmed the Reds during the initial months of the Northern Irishman’s reign, Rodgers held three envelopes aloft at a team meeting.

The 40-year-old head coach claimed the envelopes contained the names of three players who were going to let down the Reds during his first season in charge at Anfield.

And now, almost 16 months later, Rodgers has finally lifted the lid on his man management stunt – which was first used by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

“There were no names,” Rodgers told ESPN. “There were no names.”

Rodgers also revealed how he has drawn inspiration from the Boston Red Sox’s recent World Series triumph – the baseball franchise are also owned by Fenway Sports Group.

“Four years ago, Liverpool was nearly going into administration, which for a club of this status is barely thinkable,” Rodgers added.

“I told [Werner and Henry] when they won the World Series, I was very proud to be part of their organization… because they’ve shown they are winners.”

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