Brendan Rodgers

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

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The signing of £29 million Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino has changed the game for Liverpool in the transfer market, writes Sean Duffy.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 5, 2014: Liverpool's Managing Director Ian Ayre during the FA Cup 3rd Round match against Oldham Athletic at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre insists the club can still buy top players within the remit of their "smart and sustainable" transfer policy.
HARVARD, USA - Thursday, July 24, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers with first team coach Mike Marsh and assistant manager Colin Pascoe during a preseason training session at the Harvard Stadium in Boston on day four of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In less than four weeks, Brendan Rodgers has gone from a seemingly perilous position to being the one who will decide his own fate at Anfield.

New Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez has spoken following his move from Charlton Athletic this summer, and praised Brendan Rodgers' role in his transfer. Joe Gomez...

The lengthy search to replace outgoing assistant manager Colin Pascoe has come to an end, with reports claiming Sean O'Driscoll will take his place.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates his goal against Aston Villa during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by Gareth Jones/Propaganda)

Talking while on international duty with Brazil, Philippe Coutinho provided an insight into the season ahead for Liverpool, and new signing Roberto Firmino.
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)

Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli are all deemed surplus to requirements by Liverpool, according to Daily Express journalist Paul Joyce. Speaking on the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini looks dejected as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad score a late equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There seems to be another major overhaul on the cards at Liverpool this summer, with reports suggesting Brendan Rodgers wants to sell eight players.
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)

It's been a very quiet month since Liverpool were humbled 6-1 at Stoke, with Brendan Rodgers giving no interviews or quotes to the press - why the silence?
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 14, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool's transfer focus continues to centre around "Premier League-proven" players, Jack Lusby explores whether this is the right approach.
HARVARD, USA - Friday, July 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a preseason training session at the Harvard Stadium in Boston on day five of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers will not return to Liverpool's Melwood training ground until July 6th, according to reports this week.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in a post-match press conference after his side's 6-1 defeat to Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The odds on Brendan Rodgers being the first Premier League manager to be sacked next season have been cut after the fixtures were released.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the debacle that was 2014/15, Liverpool need to get this summer transfer window right, and Jack Lusby has five things they must do to do so.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Lallana is delighted the club have kept faith with Brendan Rodgers and was surprised there was even any talk about the manager being forced out.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Friday, December 26, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Brad Jones is replaced by substitute goalkeeper Simon Mignolet against Burnley during the Premier League match at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers should have signed a shot-stopper of quality this summer, and has taken a risk by underestimating the need for having more than one first choice contender.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Swansea City's manager Garry Monk during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's over a week now since Brendan Rodgers was reportedly assured of his position as Liverpool manager next season, a move which has split...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in a post-match press conference after his side's 6-1 defeat to Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Brendan Rodgers enduring a failed summer of signings in 2014, and a miserable 2014/15 season, will the Ulsterman go the same way as his predecessors?
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and assistant manager Colin Pascoe before a preseason friendly match against Brøndby IF at Brøndby Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following on from reports that first-team coach Mike Marsh is to leave Liverpool this summer, it seems assistant manager Colin Pascoe will also depart.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti before the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tom Werner has been in England this week, meeting with Brendan Rodgers to assure him of his position as Liverpool manager, but questions remain...
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)

There is almost no chance of Mario Balotelli still being a Liverpool player next season, according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo. Pearce was...
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 25, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has had his fair share of disagreements with senior players in his three years at Anfield.
Danny Ings and James Milner Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing new signings after his future at the club was clarified at a meeting on Tuesday with chairman Tom Werner.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will begin planning for next season after a positive meeting with the club's owners Fenway Sports Group.
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reports on Tuesday suggest that Brendan Rodgers' end-of-season meeting with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group resulted in a "positive" conclusion.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe in action against Besiktas JK during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Acknowledging the benefits of his Derby County loan spell, Brendan Rodgers has praised the talents of 19-year-old Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in a post-match press conference after his side's 6-1 defeat to Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will meet chairman Tom Werner as part of his end-of-season review this week, with the American's arrival on Merseyside imminent.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti before the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's principal owner John W. Henry will join club chairman Tom Werner on Merseyside this week to hold talks with manager Brendan Rodgers.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to Emre Can during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can says Brendan Rodgers sees him as a midfielder and that is where he hopes to be playing next season.
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)

It's a strangely quiet Sunday in the world of the Liverpool FC rumour mill, but there is the first report from a British newspaper...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Aston Villa losing 4-0 to Arsenal in Sunday's FA Cup final, Jack Lusby assesses the performance of Liverpool target Christian Benteke.