Brendan Rodgers.

Brendan Rodgers just made a very bold claim about Barcelona

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After seeing his time at Liverpool end in what many would describe as failure last October, Brendan Rodgers is trying to rebuild his reputation at Celtic.

Taking charge of the Hoops - winners of the Scottish Premier League for five seasons straight - gives Rodgers the perfect opportunity to bounce back and win his first major silverware in management.

However, while winning trophies at Celtic Park may be on his to-do list, the ex-Anfield boss is confident enough to believe that his talents would produce exactly the same result in the pressure cooker that is Barcelona.


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Speaking in an in-depth interview with The Times today, Rodgers made the bold claim that he would most definitely win trophies if he were ever in the hot seat at the Camp Nou.

“If I worked at Barcelona, I would have won a trophy by now. No question about that...No question."

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Liverpool fans unhappy with Rodgers inability to build on the Merseyside club's second place finish in 2013-14 might have some trouble imagining the Northern Irishman dictating the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar to La Liga or Champions League glory.


However, Rodgers did attempt to clarify his confident statement by suggesting that his CV would look better at Barcelona simply because he'd have been given an opportunity at a top club that many trophy-less British managers just don't get.

"The Premier League is the most competitive league in the world,” he told Oliver Kay. “If you look throughout Europe, at maybe Italy, Spain, you’ve only got two or three teams who will win.

"But in the English Premier League, where the British managers are being judged and measured, it’s very, very tough."

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"What you’ll have this year in the Premier League is some really, really good managers, who have great CVs, who won’t win a trophy.

"If that’s a British manager, they would be deemed not so good. It will be interesting to see.”

While people have said many things about Rodgers over the past couple of seasons, one thing the Celtic boss can't be accused of is a lack of confidence.

Whether he is ever given the chance to make good on his promise regarding Barcelona is another matter, however.

A few trophies during his stint with Celtic would at least boost his reputation in Britain.

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