Brendan Rodgers feels the backing given to him by owners Fenway Sports Group helped get him through a difficult start to his career as Liverpool manager.
The Northern Irishman endured a tough induction as he replaced club icon Kenny Dalglish and having reached mid-October with just one Barclays Premier League victory he found everything from his suitability to his methods called into question.
Rodgers admitted patience is a rare commodity in football, but said: "If you believe in a manager and put him in place and give him time what has been proven in this country is that can lead to success."
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