Jurgen Klopp: Brendan Rodgers did a really good job at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has admitted his life at Liverpool has been made easier due to the efforts of the man he replaced in the Anfield hot seat: Brendan Rodgers.

The German coach - as per ESPN - said that he didn’t have to teach the players how to play football because his predecessor had already put the cogs of success into motion.

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Klopp also praised Rodgers for his work on Merseyside, suggesting that there was already a good system in place prior to his arrival only a few short weeks ago.

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"What I said at the beginning is that you have to turn the small screws, and that's what we're doing at the moment. Brendan did a really good job and there's a good base here because of Brendan's work," Klopp said.

"I didn't have to teach the players how to play football. Brendan's work had done that."

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Liverpool's turnaround

Rodgers was, of course, sacked after a draw with fierce rivals Everton left Liverpool in something of a slump. Klopp’s arrival appears to have ignited a rebellious flame in the bellies of those associated with the club - so far the Reds are unbeaten in six games under his management.

Something that must not be forgotten, however - and Klopp, it seems is doing his best to ensure it isn’t - is that Rodgers introduced an exciting brand of football to Anfield; one that almost saw them lift the Premier League title.

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Moving forward

Klopp’s introduction has acted as a catalyst for motivation, as is so often the case when a successful coach is ushered in mid-way through a disappointing campaign, but fans would be wise to limit their expectations for the time being.


To expect glory and grandeur immediately would be naive and, though Liverpool certainly seem a more solid unit under Klopp, there’s plenty of tinkering to do before the Reds have a squad capable of challenging for major silverware.

Liverpool fans, do you think Klopp is right? Are there any still amongst you who believe Rodgers should have been spared the axe for his previous work? Let us know in the comments box below.

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