Jurgen Klopp: My message to sacked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Jurgen Klopp praises the job Brendan Rodgers did at Liverpool before he took over at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp has praised Brendan Rodgers for the “really good job” he did at Liverpool before his sacking last month.

Rodgers was relieved of his duties after three and a half years in charge at Anfield in which he guided the Reds into the Champions League group stage and a second-placed finish in the Premier League.

Klopp was swiftly appointed as the Northern Irishman’s successor at the Merseyside outfit and watched his side record their first Premier League win under his guidance at Chelsea last weekend.

And Klopp admits that he has been left impressed by the impact Rodgers had at Anfield after taking over from the former Swansea boss last month.

Klopp told a news conference on Saturday: “As I said at the beginning, we have to turn small screws and that’s what we are doing at this moment, but the base was not so bad.

“Brendan did a really good job here, so it’s not that we should be showing them how football works.

“There is a good base in this team because of Brendan’s work.”

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Liverpool take on Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday afternoon as they look to build on their 1-0 win at Rubin Kazan in the Europa League in midweek.

The Reds are currently ninth in the table.

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