Johnny Giles: Why Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is right to stay quiet
Former Man United midfielder Johnny Giles says Brendan Rodgers has a habit of praising himself too much
Johnny Giles says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has taken a step forward by staying quiet in the media so far this season.
The Reds secured a late win in their opening game of the Premier League season after a 1-0 victory over Stoke City at The Britannia last weekend.
There has been an inconsistency with Brendan of praising himself too much. It is a step forward for him and the club
Liverpool finished in sixth place last season after the Reds endured a miserable end to the campaign, including a 6-1 defeat by the Potters in May.
Former Manchester United midfielder Giles says Rodgers has a habit of praising himself too much when things for right for the Merseyside outfit.
“He should be [quieter]. There is an inconsistency with Brendan,” Giles told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
“They were having a bad start and Brendan took a great deal of credit for staying up all night and thinking of the tactics to go to a back three.
“That was the big tactic, made all the difference, and he took all the credit for it. But at the end of the season, they were playing a flat back-four and they’re still playing it. why of a sudden are they playing that?
“There has been an inconsistency with Brendan of praising himself too much. It is a step forward for him and the club.”
Rodgers was named as Kenny Dalglish’s successor at Anfield in May 2012.
The Northern Irishman has led Liverpool a seventh-place finish, second place and a sixth spot during three seasons on Merseyside.
The Reds welcome Bournemouth to Anfield in their next Premier League fixture on Monday night.