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Brendan Rodgers is new Liverpool Manager.

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In fear of player power? I doubt it.Brendan Rodgers takes the poisoned chalice.

Brendan Rodgers left his calling card when Swansea outplayed Liverpool at the passing game twice in the last season.

It is a massive job to take on a club in such turmoil but whilst Rodgers is still comparatively young in managerial years, he has a lot of experience gained from working at Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia, Ajax and Twente as well as being the Chelsea reserve team manager under Jose Mourinho in 2006.

Brendan Rodgers had to retire from professional football at the age of 20. In 1995 he started coaching at the reading Academy and then started his journey abroad to discover how successful foreign teams did their coaching.

In 2004 Jose Mourinho spotted his talent and asked him to manage the under 18 Chelsea team where he subsequently made such an impact that within two years he became manager of the Chelsea reserve side.

The Chelsea connection does not stop there with Steve Clarke being retained by FSG as first team coach.

Since being made Watford manager and impressing he moved to Reading where he had a dismal six months but was then made Swansea manager and led them to promotion to the premier league. In his first full season in the premiership Swansea finished 5 points behind Liverpool and made fewer passes than only one team – Manchester City.

Rodgers has his football ideology in pass and move and when Swansea outplayed Liverpool in the last game of the season it was clear that Rodgers was working miracles at Swansea and he was destined for a bigger club.

In fact Swansea were amongst the top ten teams in Europe for passing stats and that shows why FSG were so interested in his style and method of play.

If you were going to get rid of Dalglish then you certainly didn't want another Hodgson disaster on your hands with the fans revolting at the awful long ball game he tried to press on the players.

With better players to work with at Liverpool Rodgers needs the one thing that was not afforded Dalglish – Time.

In this appointment though FSG are pressing their own game plan home.

A young tactically astute manager, Rodgers has his own clear vision of how the game should be played in pass and move style, which will go down well on the Kop.

His transfer purchases have been excellent at Swansea with nothing like the excess of recent Liverpool years and that will stop the alarm bells ringing at the FSG accounting department.

Liverpool fans on the whole may be underwhelmed at this appointment but buying "proven" management material is not always the answer – just look at AVB at Chelsea for a recent example of that and when Alex Ferguson took the reins at Manchester United he came from Aberdeen to take up the challenge.

This is a solid appointment and Liverpool fans will give him the time he needs if he can succeed in bringing fast fluid pass and move football to Anfield.

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