New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he is fully aware and prepared for any pressure from fans coming his way, and categorised football clubs into having three types of supporters.
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The 39-year-old Northern Irishman signed for the Reds on a three-year deal from Swansea last week and has received some mixed reaction to his appointment from fans and the media.
He told the club’s official website, “There are three types of supporters at every club. No 1 are those who love their club and will love their manager whoever it is because Liverpool is their life and their passion.
“The second group are supporters who will accept you but to earn their real respect you will have to be successful, and that’s fine.
“The third group are the critics and you never change them ever. Ever. If you win 4-0 it should have been five, if you win the league you should have won three. But I will never worry about that group, because you can never affect them.
“I only want to work with the people who love the club. I have always had good relations with the media and supporters and they are realistic as well.”