Even though there were several sceptics following Brendan Rodgers’ appointment last month, it would be fair to say that he has received plenty of backing since netting the job at Anfield. The latest man to issue praise is a former Liverpool manager himself, with Roy Evans stating that he is a big fan of the footballing principles that Rodgers is about to bring to Anfield.
Evans, who managed the Reds between 1994 and 2000, claims that the club have appointed a manager who will bring the perfect qualities to Liverpool. He said, “I think he did an excellent job at Swansea, playing some great football and decent to watch – all the attributes that you want Liverpool to have. It’s time to go forward with a young man. I like the way he talks about football, he sounds passionate and he has a touch of some ex-Liverpool managers in him so far”.
There have been countless messages of support for Rodgers since his appointment in June. In fact, even though a small selection of supporters doubted the decision to poach him from Swansea, it appears as though most are now fully behind the 38-year-old. There really appears to be a sense of optimism at the club – even though Rodgers is yet to dabble in the transfer market.
The former Reading manager has been linked with countless players since his appointment, with most having some sort of relationship with former club Swansea. However, as of yet, nothing has materialized and the Reds are known to have missed out on at least one player in the form of Gylfi Sigurdsson. It remains to be seen where Rodgers will next turn his attention, although it’s understood that his main priority is handing all members of his current squad a chance to impress through pre-season. This includes the likes of Craig Bellamy and Alberto Aquilani – two players who have been constantly linked with moves away from Anfield.