Liverpool Football Club chairman Tom Werner has issued a public vote of confidence in Reds manager Brendan Rodgers, saying that the Northern Irishman has made “remarkable progress” in his first year at the club.
The Reds finished seventh in the league table, up some nine points on last year’s points tally, but poor Cup runs. You can read the full season comparison here.
“I think Brendan has made remarkable progress,” Werner said in the Liverpool Daily Post
“He’s a great strategist and has shown strong leadership as he has led the team through this season.
“Obviously there is disappointment that we didn’t finish higher in the table but the team has certainly improved as the season has gone on.
“To see the new additions in January, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, perform so well has been very positive to see.
“We scored a lot more goals than last season. The 38 away league goals was the club’s highest number in a league season since 1990.
“The club is definitely moving in the right direction under Brendan.”
Rodgers and Liverpool are now looking towards the transfer market to increase the quality of the squad, ready for a pursuit of the Champions League places next season.
Werner added, “Our intention is to strengthen the squad further this summer and as owners we’re very optimistic and excited about the future.”