IT’S more a greenprint than a blueprint. Erik Sviatchenko insists, however, Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic dossier will ensure everyone is reading. WHEN Brendan Rodgers first arrived at Anfield to meet his future he famously brought along his dossier, his footballing philosophy that he. They had applauded Brendan Rodgers at Anfield before but never with with a page dossier, compiled over a year coaching career.

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T hey had applauded Brendan Rodgers at Anfield before but never with the universal, unreserved acclaim of the 44th minute of Liverpool’s last home game, the skewering of Arsenal that amounted to a reprieve for the then Premier League leaders.

There was a standing ovation for a ruthless exhibition from Liverpool — a genuine throwback for Anfield elders — and principally for the architect.

It was open acceptance of a Liverpool manager who has had to earn every ounce. As Rodgers said afterwards: I’ve got no history or background. They can only see the work on the field. Hopefully they see now that we are all fighting, hungry dossiee have the appetite to make Liverpool great again.

Kenny Dalglish had helped heal a fractious period in Liverpool’s history but there was still uncertainty and concern over the club’s direction under the Fenway Sports Group when Rodgers replaced the Scot as manager on 1 June No miracles have revealed themselves yet and a club that measure themselves by silverware was left simmering when Arsenal avenged their league mauling in the FA Rodbers last Sunday.

But even in defeat at the Emirates Liverpool served notice of the remarkable progress made by Rodgers in 21 months. On Dossuer, Liverpool can cut the gap to the leaders, Chelsea, back to four points with victory over their manager’s former club Swansea City at Anfield, where 11 wins from 13 league games would equal the return of Dalglish’s title-winning team in Rodgers has repeatedly played down Liverpool’s title prospects while their form, arithmetic and remaining game schedule suggest a Premier League miracle is achievable.


Not that he minds the contradiction. The priority — the necessity — for this campaign is Champions League qualification after a four-year absence and at the start of the season many outside Anfield regarded that beyond Liverpool.

Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: Melwood’s meticulous master – BBC Sport

To be managing title talk at this stage is a further illustration of how rapidly Rodgers’ methods have taken root. The Liverpool manager conducts every training session at Melwood, each one prepared in meticulous detail, devised as part of a four-day programme that builds towards a game and with as much emphasis on what the team does without the ball as in possession.

Thorough preparation is brenean be expected of a manager who dowsier his prospective employer with a page dossier, compiled over a year coaching career, when interviewed for the Liverpool job. The document detailed everything from the tactical requirements Rodgers wanted in a player, their personality traits, the need to develop young talent and to play attractive, attacking football that would eventually restore Liverpool’s place among the elite.

But Rodgers’ blueprint for success is not the sign of an inflexible manager.

The big Red book: Rodgers reveals 180-page dossier on how to bring the glory days back to Anfield

One of his strengths has been a willingness to adapt and offer second chances. Jordan Henderson, Martin Skrtel and Jon Flanagan, however, have all had doubt over their Anfield careers at some point under Rodgers yet seized their opportunities to become integral to the pursuit of Champions League qualification. Liverpool’s style of play has also been tailored to suit the occasion and the players at the manager’s disposal. On his arrival Rodgers spoke of making an afternoon at Anfield the longest 90 minutes of an opponent’s life as they chased and harried a Liverpool team dominant in possession.

Brendan Rodgers compiling dossier for every Scots referee – The Scotsman

Shifting Steven Gerrard into a holding midfield role at 33 may have been a natural step but it needed Rodgers to readjust an dossidr side against Aston Villa and then accommodate Philippe Coutinho centrally for the move to work so effectively, so quickly.


Rodgers’ experience as a youth-team coach at Reading and Chelsea is evident in the time he spends with players on an individual basis and the pride he takes in their tactical, physical and mental development. Liverpool are dossiet a happier place off the pitch as well as on even though the “transfer committee”, of which the manager is part, has enjoyed limited success.

Rodgers’ biggest challenge when he arrived at Liverpool was expectation.

The success of the club and its great history will always determine that it needs to be up dsosier the top but where the club was at and where it wanted to be were two completely different things. That was the first thing I recognised in the first 50 days here. Once you have got more time to implement your ideas and everyone understands them, it is a smoother place for you to work.

That early period was very, very difficult but I always felt that, even in those tough times, I had seen enough to show that we were progressing. It is up to the manager to give the confidence to the players and staff that we are going in the right direction.

Eventually there dosier a point where the players will say: It has been continual work, a lot of hard work, and hopefully the supporters can see that. Topics Brendan Rodgers Sportblog. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

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