Ian Holloway wants Liverpool to win Premier League title

Millwall manager Ian Holloway speaks of his respect for Brendan Rodgers and the Northern Irishman's Liverpool side

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: WBRU

Ian Holloway says he would love to see Liverpool win the Premier League title this season.

The Millwall manager is a big fan of Brendan Rodgers and the style of play which the Northern Irishman has implemented at the Reds since replacing Kenny Dalglish in May 2012.

I would love to see Liverpool crowned champions

Ian Holloway

Holloway, who quit Crystal Palace in October, was on the wrong end of a 3-1 loss when the colourful head coach brought his Eagles side to Anfield earlier in the Premier League season.

And the current Lions manager believes Rodgers has done a brilliant job with limited funds at his disposal, praising the Liverpool boss’s man management of talisman Luis Suarez.

“The constant twists and turns make it impossible to predict anything. But I would love to see Liverpool crowned champions,” Holloway told the Mirror.

“Brendan Rodgers is proving at Anfield that we can produce top footballers in this country. And he is also showing that the standard of British coaching isn’t too shabby either.

“Brendan hasn’t had tens of millions to spend in the transfer market. What has been made available has been invested wisely – just look at the boy Philippe Coutinho.

“The calming of Luis Suarez after a summer of discontent hasn’t made the Uruguayan any less brilliant.”

Holloway previously spoke of his deep affection for Anfield and Liverpool ahead of Palace’s trip north in October.

“It goes right back to my QPR days,” Holloway said earlier this season. “Being a 29-year-old and feeling it might have all passed me by, and then my manager [Francis] got there [QPR] and trusted me.

“That [Anfield] was one of the places you always dreamed of playing as a kid.

“To be honest with you, the first time we went there, we were outstanding. We played so well. We won either 3-1 and the fans clapped us off.

“I shall never forget it as long as I live. I expected all sorts of jeering and booing and that. They clapped us off because they appreciate their football.”

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