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Brendan Rodgers and his youthful philosophy

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Liverpool are a club who in recent years have fallen well short of the highly prestigious Champions League places which they used to comfortably hold.

The Reds are looking to reinvent themselves, with manager Brendan Rodgers leading the charge to the top four with an army of youth prospects behind him.

Rodgers is looking to bring a new philosophy to Liverpool; a philosophy that concentrates on the development of youth prospects, whether they are brought in or brought up through the club. The former Swansea boss is making the choice to invest in the future of the club, to ensure that it is a successful one, by not only bringing in youth prospects, but also scouting them out- see Danish duo Christian Eriksen and Viktor Fischer.

Before the summer transfer window had even started, Rodgers had already secured four solid signings, with three of them being good young players.  Firstly the young Spaniard and former Sevilla and Barcelona player, Luis Alberto.  Alberto looks to be a good prospect for the future, having a promising pre-season, and hopefully he will get a good amount of game time this season, on which his true potential can be assessed.

Secondly ex-Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet moved to the Merseyside club for a comfortable £9million and, after two games, looks to be repaying the price.  Being only 25, Mignolet has a good five years before he hits his prime, where he can continue to shine, and hopefully for Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield nets.

The third player is Celta Vigo saviour Iago Aspas.  Arguably, without Aspas' input last season in La Liga, Celta would have surely been relegated, and it was his passing and goalscoring ability which ultimately saved the club. Aspas brings a much needed boost to the wing, replacing flop Stewart Downing, who recently moved to West Ham, and Aspas could also be a backup striker if Suarez ends up leaving.

Of course, you cannot ignore the two hot prospects already at the club in Raheem Sterling, and Phillipe Coutinho, both proving themselves as exceptional talents both sides of last season, with Raheem shining in the first half, and Coutinho bright in the second.

Although Rodgers employs a youth ideal, he understands that youth although fresh, lacks experience, which he has guarded against by signing veteran defender Kolo Toure to replace the recently retired Jamie Carragher, and also renewing a one-year-deal with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who is a definite fan favourite. 

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