Brendan Rodgers

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 29, 2015: West Ham United's manager Slaven Bilic and Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side have some work to do when they return from international duty.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 29, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and West Ham United's manager Slaven Bilic during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side have some work to do when they return from international duty.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 29, 2015: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren looks dejected after his mistake led to West Ham United's second goal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a miserable individual performance in Liverpool's 3-0 loss to West Ham United, Dejan Lovren is in trouble, writes Thomas Bolton.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned sloppy goals for his team's first defeat of the season after three successive clean sheets.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 29, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and West Ham United's manager Slaven Bilic during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned sloppy goals for their first defeat of the season after three successive clean sheets.
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Friday, July 17, 2015: Liverpool's James Milner in action against Brisbane Roar during a preseason friendly match at the Suncorp Stadium on day five of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Milner has had a huge influence on the rest of the squad in the short time since his arrival this summer, says Brendan Rodgers.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, August 24, 2015: Liverpool's James Milner in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes this summer's signings have given his side a hunger they lost last season.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel applauds the supporters after the 1-0 victory over Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Noting his side's defensive record so far in 2015/16, Brendan Rodgers said that Liverpool have "put in an awful lot of work" to improve.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Gomez in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In praise of 18-year-old stand-in left-back Joe Gomez, Brendan Rodgers said "there's a lot more to come" from the Englishman at Liverpool.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli walks past manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted against Besiktas JK during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mario Balotelli claims manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics contributed to his woeful spell at Liverpool. The 25-year-old striker has returned to AC Milan on loan...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel applauds the supporters after the 1-0 victory over Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Having now kept three clean sheets from their opening three games, Jack Lusby explores how Liverpool's defence have improved in 2015/16.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's defensive organisation and said the Reds could definitely have had all three points after a 0-0 draw at Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, August 24, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia [hidden] hits the post as Arsenal's goalkeeper Petr Cech looks on helplessly during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Arsene Wenger praised Petr Cech after his goalkeeper made two vital saves to earn a point at home to Liverpool.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with his side's performance in the 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Monday night.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's £29 million summer attacking signing Roberto Firmino has set his sights on a starting role against Arsenal on Monday night.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has no plans to abandon his possession-based approach at Liverpool—even if Christian Benteke provides a different dimension.

Speaking ahead of Monday night's clash with Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers talked top-four hopes, team selection, and summer outgoings.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers expects the Premier League will have to clarify plenty more controversial offside decisions this season.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Monday night's clash with top-four rivals Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers discussed a pragmatic tactical approach from his Liverpool side.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool's trip to take on Arsenal on Monday night, Brendan Rodgers acknowledged the importance of a big squad.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 8, 2014: Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger shakes hands with Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers after his side are thrashed 5-1 during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Should Brendan Rodgers stick with his faltering 4-2-3-1 formation against Arsenal on Monday, Liverpool could be in for a long night, writes Henry Jackson. The...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers is flexing his man-management skills by dropping Mamadou Sakho among others this season, believes the Times' Tony Barrett.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne says he is pleased with Liverpool's current defensive performances, following successive Premier League clean-sheets.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was understandably delighted that Christian Benteke scored his first goal for the club on his home debut.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and AFC Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe had no doubt two refereeing errors had cost his side the chance of victory at Liverpool.
SWINDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 2, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Swindon Town during a friendly match at the County Ground. (Pic by Mark Hawkins/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has talked up the effectiveness of Emre Can in a deep-lying midfield role, predictably hailing the German as "outstanding".
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll during the Premier League match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool No 2 Sean O'Driscoll says he and Brendan Rodgers' relationship is thriving because he is allowed to challenge the Ulsterman.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Adelaide United during a preseason friendly match at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers says Alberto Moreno and Lazar Markovic will be needed this season at Liverpool FC.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a change in tactics for 2015/16 in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Stoke City, Brendan Rodgers lauded his new-look side's "unpredictability."

Speaking during his pre-AFC Bournemouth press conference, Brendan Rodgers hinted at departures for a host of Liverpool players this summer.

Opinion

Liverpool have signed 18-year-old Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi, with the player immediately joining 2 Bundesliga side FSV Frankfurt on loan.