Brendan Rodgers: Why I’m the right man to manage Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers discusses his future at 18-time English champions after FA Cup exit
Brendan Rodgers insists he is the right man to lead Liverpool forward despite their FA Cup exit.
The Reds manager has come under pressure this week after a 2-1 defeat by Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last Sunday.
I haven’t taken over a machine that was for 10 years used to winning trophies
Rodgers is still waiting to win his first piece of silverware with the Merseyside outfit, whilst the Reds appear likely to miss out on a top-four finish this term.
However, the 42-year-old feels that he still the best candidate to manage the 18-time English champions after Jurgen Klopp was linked with the Anfield post.
“I don’t think there is anyone better,” Rodgers told his pre-match media conference at Melwood training ground on Thursday afternoon.
“That is the reality of how I see it. Three months ago I was a tactical genius. Now I have lost a game and it is not so good.
“I have got a strong relationship with the owners and they understand that this was going to be the process. I haven’t taken over a machine that was for 10 years used to winning trophies.”
Rodgers was named the LMA manager of the year last May after he guided Liverpool to a second-place finish in the Premier League last year.
The Northern Irishman was appointed as Liverpool manager in May 2012 after the Reds sacked club legend Kenny Dalglish after a disappointing campaign.