Brendan Rodgers: Success is more than just trophies

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been speaking about the importance of bringing through the new generation of footballers as well as commenting on his visions for the future of Liverpool FC.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 1, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers salutes the travelling supporters as his side beat Southampton 3-0 during the Premiership match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Brendan Rodgers salutes the travelling supporters as his side beat Southampton 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds boss was speaking to LFCTV GO – Liverpool’s new, exclusive video on-demand service that is bringing fans ever-closer to the team they love.

“There’s no point in having a youth system and an academy system in place if you’re not going to look from within” Rodgers explained.

“For me and how I work, it’s part of my definition of success. Some people will be based purely on trophies – and that is ultimately what you are judged on.

“But for me and when I eventually retire from football I want to be able to look back and see that not only have I won trophies but I’ve developed a football club that has brought through their own players.

“That’s something that’s very important in my work. Other managers may be different and might just be about purely winning trophies, but for me success isn’t just picking up the trophy at the end of the season.

“It’s also about the football club, giving the value to young players and seeing them develop.”

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