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Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers revolution

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers should be offered a new deal after masterminding his sides title challenge, according to club captain Steven Gerrard.

Northern Irishman Rodgers is the sixth manager that Gerrard has worked with at the club and is the best man-manager he's ever played under in his 16-year spell.

"He has been a revelation," Gerrard was quoted by BBC Sport. "We are absolutely delighted he is here and I just hope there is a lot of movement as we speak because they have got to get him signed up as soon as possible."

The skipper's feelings have also been echoed by the Liverpool supporters after Rodgers initially struggled to win over the Anfield faithful, many of whom felt that his 'tiki-taka' approach was not suited to their club.

When Rodgers arrived from Swansea he did so with his own philosophy, his own formations, and his own take on how the game should be played. His possession-based style was one which many of the Liverpool players struggled to come to terms with, and his summer signings of Joe Allen and Ousamma Assaidi failed to impress.

One season on and Rodgers has seen his side catapult to second place in the Premier League after a somewhat disappointing seventh-placed finish in his maiden season. Their all-action pressing game has replaced their slower possession approach and seen them overwhelm many of their opponents, aided by the league's deadliest duo; Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Rodgers' side are almost unrecognisable from the team that struggled for form last season, winning plaudits from the club captain, fans, and pundits alike. His man-management is one of the qualities he would have used to transform Raheem Sterling from stroppy underachiever to one of the league's most consistent performers, and all within the space of 12 months.

As the Premier League season reaches its climax, Liverpool are serious title contenders but even should they fail to win their first title since 1990, it is clear that Rodgers is the man to lead the Reds forward. It is also evident that he will be a man in high demand should Liverpool fail to reward him with a long-term deal.

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