Liverpool’s revival process to take more than three years – Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has asked for faith if fans and administration want him to turn around the fate of Liverpool Football Club. The former Swansea City manager believes it may take longer than his three-year contract with Liverpool to bring the once dominant club back into the upper echelons of football.
Liverpool experienced a humiliating 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brendan Rodgers’ former club Swansea City on Wednesday. The defeat also handed Liverpool their exit from the League Cup, which they had won last year.
“I have signed a three-year deal here and the process will go on beyond that,” Brendan Rodgers said. “Hopefully I can be here to keep building it. I am loving every minute here. I came for the challenge, but it is easier said than done.
“I just look at the stats over the last three years and it has been going the other way. Our job was to spin that around and, through a lot of hard work, get us on an upward spiral.”
Brendan Rodgers also questioned the transfer policy Liverpool prior to his arrival. Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool didn’t think through before signing Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson.
“The investment in a small period of time was big for the club,” Brendan Rodgers said. “This was going to be a season of assessing and trying to bring in the players who can fit the model. I was also brought in for a reason. It was going to take time. The owners are fully aware of that as well. The support from them has been fantastic - they have the helicopter view of the big picture.”
Liverpool are expected to sign in a couple of players during the January transfer window. Bringing in strikers and forwards will be the priority for Brendan Rodgers as he currently has only one striker in his squad, Luis Suarez. Liverpool have already confirmed Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge as their transfer targets.
“Things had to be done,” Brendan Rodgers continued. “I was always given the confidence from the owners that this was not going to be a quick fix but I am confident that we can make the squad capable of competing on all fronts. What we hope is to add to the group in the coming years and slowly make progress up the league.
“It is where the club has to be, we have to be challenging for the top four positions. If you look at what the other clubs are spending, there is quite a bit of work to do.”