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Liverpool: Brendan Rogers needed time to settle

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Brendan Rodgers needed a year to get to grips with the task of rebuilding Liverpool, according to managing director Ian Ayre.

Rodgers arrived at the club last summer from Swansea, but endured a difficult start as the Reds took only two points from the first five games.

But a much-improved run of form in the second half of the season resulted in Rodgers' side finishing in a respectable seventh place.

Ayre has heaped praise on Rodgers, claiming he is now completely at ease with life at Anfield after a difficult start.

“I think it took him most of last year to understand the size of Liverpool Football Club – and he said some of this himself in the final couple of months of last season," he told the Liverpool Daily Post.

“I think coming from Swansea as an ambitious, young, successful  manager  and stepping into  the Liverpool club was overwhelming in terms of size – certainly not in terms of his ability – and I think he felt that as he went through the season he got more and more used to that.

“He’s quite infectious, a great person  to spend time with and he’s very personable with the players.

“One of the things I see him do on the odd occasion I go up to Melwood is at the end of training he will go round and speak to everybody and that's great."

Liverpool have already been very productive in the summer transfer market, bringing in four players, including Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet.

Ayre is confident that with these additions the future is bright for the Reds.

He added: “We’ve made some good investments in the transfer window and we will continue to look at that until the end of August.”

But Rodgers had made it clear who his signing of the summer is, as he expressed his delight on Monday of the news that club captain Steven Gerrard had signed a two-year contract extension at the club.

 

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