Brendan Rodgers

Born: 26 January 1973; Carnlough, Northern Ireland
Previous clubs as manager: Watford, Reading, Swansea City
Appointed: 1 June 2012

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits their Europa League exit may yet prove to be a blessing in disguise. The Reds' run in the competition,...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool may have crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday, but it's not all bad. Henry Jackson selects five reasons to be cheerful...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Besiktas JK's head coach Slaven Bilic consoles Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, who missed the vital fifth penalty shooting over the bar in the shoot-out after a 1-1 aggregate draw, during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s Europa League exit to Besiktas on Thursday night, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from a nightmare evening in Turkey. Brendan...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren blazes the vital fifth penalty over the bar and misses against Besiktas JK in the shoot-out after a 1-1 aggregate draw during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers leapt to the defence of Dejan Lovren after the centre-back's failure from the spot proved crucial in their defeat to...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League with a loss away Besiktas on Thursday night - Jack Lusby isn't impressed with Brendan Rodgers' in-game...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers did not look for excuses after his side lost to Besiktas on penalties on their return to the Ataturk Stadium. The...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may have left eight players at home but he remains confident what remains of his squad can get the job...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the FA Cup 4th Round match against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers recently predicted an improvement in Liverpool’s form in the second half of the season, and Jack Lusby explores why. Liverpool are a team...
MONACO, FRANCE - Friday, August 24, 2001: Liverpool's players line-up for a team group photo before the Super Cup Final against Bayern Mu?nchen at the Stade Louis II. Back row (l-r) Jamie Carragher, Emile Heskey, goalkeeper Sander Westerveld, Marcus Babbel, Gary McAllister, Dietmar Hamann. Front row (l-r) Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, John Arne Riise, captain Sami Hyypia, Stephane Henchoz. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Europa League, FA Cup and top four aspirations, Liverpool are fighting on three fronts this season, drawing parallels with the 2000/01 season. We...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the second goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tom McMahon discusses how improved self-belief has been key to Liverpool's recent uplift in form and why this may prove to be a key advantage...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in the rain during the FA Premier League match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies (@whatahitsonlfc) looks at our win over Southampton, and picks out some things you might not have noticed. The Reds won again. We won...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Southampton's manager Ronald Koeman during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers accused Southampton of disrespecting their former players Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert after Liverpool's "outstanding" win at St Mary's.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in the rain during the FA Premier League match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers was delighted with Liverpool's resolve to earn a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Southampton on Sunday afternoon, but admitted there's still room for improvement.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers issues instructions to captain Jordan Henderson during the FA Premier League match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday afternoon, Brendan Rodgers hailed his side's defending after a fifth successive clean sheet away from home in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers spoke to the media at Melwood on Friday afternoon ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash away to Southampton this Sunday.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the first goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised Mario Balotelli's work rate and told him to step up his contribution.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli scores the first goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his full backing to striker Mario Balotelli over the penalty furore which blew up in the 1-0 win...

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has clarified the situation over Mario Balotelli's penalty against Besiktas in his press conference on Friday afternoon. Rodgers was asked about...

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers refused to be drawn into the discussion over who should have taken the penalty against Besiktas, only joking that Steven...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson shakes hands with Mario Balotelli as he celebrates scoring the winning goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool taking a slender 1-0 lead away from their first-leg Europa League clash with Besiktas, Jack Lusby believes Brendan Rodgers changed the game. We’ll...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st leg match against Besiktas JK at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Demba Ba's return to Anfield, 10 months after he ruined the club's Barclays Premier League title dream, will not...

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers addressed the British and Turkish press ahead of his side's Europa League last 32 tie against Besiktas at Anfield. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRL2tzz2Evo Rodgers outlined...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 14, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the FA Cup 5th Round match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes he has more strength in depth at his disposal than ever before. Reds fans have lamented a lack of...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 14, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Crystal Palace during the FA Cup 5th Round match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the impact of Daniel Sturridge's return after the striker scored in the Reds' 2-1 win at Crystal Palace in...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 14, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the FA Cup 5th Round match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers lauded the "immense character" in his side after seeing them come from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 and reach...
SWANSEA, WALES - Monday, May 19, 2014: England's Danny Ings in action against Wales during the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group 1 match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce has had his say on rumours linking Liverpool with a move for Burnley striker Danny Ings in the summer. The...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho Correia and Daniel Sturridge look dejected as Manchester City score the opening goal during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson could all benefit from a rest ahead of important fixtures ahead; Jack Lusby discusses Brendan Rodgers' rotation...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling scores the first goal against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Raheem Sterling's agents the club will not be held to ransom over his new contract. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-tm0HWQBJE The Reds boss...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, February 6, 2015: Liverpool's physiotherapist Chris Morgan gives manager Brendan Rodgers an update after Daniel Sturridge leaves the substitute bench down the tunnel against Everton during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, the 224th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised the composure of his young players in the heat of a Merseyside derby which never really fully ignited at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, February 6, 2015: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, the 224th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers described Jordon Ibe as "outstanding" while also applying that tag to his team's overall performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbpBJqB-kys "There are a lot of...

Opinion

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Premier League action on midday Sunday for another important match in the race for Champions League qualification. Ben Twelves takes a...