The many facets of Rodgers' Liverpool Managerial journey thus far

The many facets of Rodgers' Liverpool Managerial journey thus far

Brendan Rodgers is now coming close to the midway point of his second season as the manager of Liverpool Football Club. It's fair to say that this duration should suffice for most of the club's supporters, if not all, to ascertain what his strengths are and conversely what traits of his that haven't strengthened their confidence in him in rebuilding the great dynasty of Shankly. Young, inexperienced in many ways to shouldering this responsibility, this is a job considered night …
Why isn’t Rodgers the Messiah yet?

Why isn’t Rodgers the Messiah yet?

According to Wikipedia.org, the messiah complex (also known as the Christ complex or saviour complex) is a state of mind in which an individual holds the belief that they are, or are destined to become, a saviour. Rodgers certainly doesn’t outwardly exhibit this, and conversely, the faithful of Liverpool Football Club aren’t holding him in this regard. Well, not yet, at least. In the process of creating his dynasty, Bill Shankly created an aura for his predecessors to forcefully inherit. …
Looking At The Defensive Issues Of The Shape Vs Fulham and Arsenal

Looking At The Defensive Issues Of The Shape Vs Fulham and Arsenal

Well it's international break so unfortunately there has been no club football to comment on from the weekend *groans*. Happily, what it does do is allow a bit of time to reflect on things from the last few weeks - in particular a couple of defensive issues. Under Brendan Rodgers' management, Liverpool have used a number of different shapes. Just eleven games into the league season, at least four basic formations have been used - 4-2-3-1, 3-4-1-2, 3-1-4-2 and 4-4-2. …
When does 9 1/2 and 9 1/2 make 50? | Suarez and Sturridge

When does 9 1/2 and 9 1/2 make 50? | Suarez and Sturridge

Right now Liverpool are in a very strong position both in the league and in the striking and goal scoring departments. Not since the days of Fowler and Owen or Fowler and Collymore have we had two goalscoring threats up top. Two players who, on current form could get into any other Premier League sides and in Suarez’s case into any team in the world period. But how do you categorise them? Neither one is a “fox in the box” …
The buzz word | 'Philosophy'

The buzz word | 'Philosophy'

Brendan Rodgers is regaled for his brilliant man management and fundamental belief that a sociological approach to nurturing talent is key to development. One can be forgiven for seeing shade of the great Bill Shankly in Rodgers, arguably one of the great mans most charismatic of quotes reads as follows:
"The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see …
Brendan Rodgers' Style Transition

Brendan Rodgers' Style Transition

Brendan Rodgers was hired by John Henry because he was a manager with a definitive football style that was thought could take Liverpool forward; a possession based game modelled on Barcelona. This could be described as an over simplification but there isn’t really much else to BR’s base philosophy is there?. However after over a year in the job how much of the original style Rodgers implicated has remained and how much have players, resources and/or circumstance changed it? Swansea …
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