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Brendan Rodgers hailed by former players & managers

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It's no secret that Brendan Rodgers has transformed Liverpool over the last two years with his love of attacking intent and passing movement. With the owners having met recently with Rodgers, and managing director Ian Ayre set to give Rodgers the full backing in the transfer window, it's clear this success is here for the long-term.

Lead by the Northern Irishman, Liverpool are set to score over 100 goals in the league this season and clinch their first title in 24 years. Former players and managers alike have been keen to praise Rodgers at this crucial time of the year. 

Former vice-captain Sami Hyypia was one of the latest to salute the work he has done at the Anfield club following a 2-2 draw in a Liverpool all-star charity match in aid of the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

"Brendan has done a great job with the team. When I watch them play, they are very confident in all departments of their game. I am very happy for the club and for the fans," said the 40-year-old.

"The front players are very dangerous. Suarez and Sturridge have scored 50 goals together, so that's obviously one of the strengths. They've played some lively football and passing football. I've enjoyed watching them."

Hyypia joins a long line of people to give Rodgers praise, with former boss Gerard Houllier also eager to commend what the Ulsterman has done.

"We have to give credit to Brendan because he's done a great job and deserves a title, even if it is a little early," the Frenchman commented."You've got to praise him for the style of play he brings to them team. They're his players, his team. There's a good combination of youth and experience. The quality of their play is outstanding and could win them the title."

Current top scorer Luis Suarez has also thanked the 41-year-old for the work he has done in turning the Anfield outfit around.

He said: "Brendan gives us confidence because he's very good at his job, and it's important to see the manager relaxed. He believes in all of the squad and when you have that belief from your boss then it's easier to perform at your best.

"During the second half of last season the team began to work very well and that has continued this year. There are a lot of creative players in the squad that can pass very well, and the manager has brought in players who compliment each other very well." said Suarez, who has bagged 30 league goals so far this season.

If Rodgers can secure the title and invest in the summer where Liverpool need it most, then the Anfield side have no obstacles in their way to climb back onto their perch. 


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