Brendan Rodgers is handling title race supremly well, says Jamie Carragher

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is doing British coaches proud, according to former Reds defender Jamie Carragher

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers is handling the Premier League title race supremely well, according to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.

The Reds are second in the Premier League table and four points behind leaders Chelsea after a 3-0 victory over defending champions Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Here is a British manager defying the critics and showing it is possible for young players to play with style and great technique

Jamie Carragher

Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish in May 2012, continued to play down his side’s chances of winning the Premier League title despite their emphatic win against the Red Devils.

And Carragher, who played under Rodgers during the 2012/13 campaign, described the 41-year-old as a progressive manager.

“Full credit to Brendan Rodgers, who is handling the situation supremely well. What you get with Brendan is exactly what you see,” Carragher wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“In his interviews and in the technical area, he never gets over-excited, always remaining in control.
That’s what you want from a manager — focus and composure, a clear plan and unshakeable belief in his methods.

“He is a coach who thinks progressively, coaxing improvement from his players with encouragement and giving them opportunities.

“We get told constantly about the problems with the British game.

“How players can’t play the right way or retain possession, yet here is a British manager defying the critics and showing it is possible for young players to play with style and great technique.”

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