In Numbers: Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool Career

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As Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool tenure comes to an end, we take a numerical look at his time in charge at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers looks dejected against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After three-and-a-half eventful years in the Anfield hot-seat, Rodgers’ time at Liverpool has come to an end.

The manager who came within a whisker of ending the club’s 25-year wait for a first title received his marching orders just an hour after the Reds 1-1 derby day draw against Everton, after a season of misery last year saw the period of struggle continue despite mass changes to squad and staff over the summer.

As both Liverpool and Rodgers move on to pastures new – with Jurgen Klopp looking the favourite to take over from the Northern Irishman – we take a numerical view at the 42-year-old’s time on Merseyside.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, June 1, 2012: Liverpool's new manager Brendan Rodgers next to managing director Ian Ayre (L) and chairman Tom Werner (R) during a photocall to announce him as the new manager of Liverpool Football Club at Anfield. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

40

Rodgers took charge of the Reds for 40 months after being unveiled as Kenny Dalglish’s successor on 1st June 2012.

39

Rodgers became the Reds’ third youngest manager ever when appointed at 39 years old, with only Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness of more tender years when taking to the Anfield dugout.

19

The appointment of the then 39-year-old saw him become just Liverpool’s 19th manager in the clubs history.

166

In his time on Merseyside, the former Reds boss took charge of 166 games in all competitions, with only eight Anfield managerial figures taking charge of less than that number.

85

Of the 166 matches he took charge of, Rodgers won 85 alongside drawing 39 and losing 42.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after his side's 2-1 victory over Sunderland during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

51.6

Winning 85 of 166 games saw the Ulsterman post a win percentage of 51.6%, the 10th highest of the 19 managerial reigns to have graced Anfield in the clubs history.

293

In the 166 games, Rodgers’ Liverpool netted 293 goals in all competitions, handing the Reds an average of 1.7 goals per game.

101

Liverpool notched 101 times in the 13/14 season under Rodgers’ guidance, the second highest amount the Reds have ever hit the net in a season, with only 106 in 1895/96 beating that number.

92

Rodgers’ overall goal difference during his time at Anfield, after watching his side score 293 times but concede on 201 occasions.

84

Rodgers’ highest points total in his three full seasons in charge was 84, the second greatest total amassed by a Liverpool side in the Premier League era, with only Rafael Benitez’s 86 points better.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool supporters' banner 'Make Us Dream' before the Premiership match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

26

Rodgers set a club record amount of wins in a single Premier League season with 26 victories, eclipsing Rafael Benitez’s 08/09 campaign that saw his side win on 25 occasions that season.

31

The Northern Irishman signed 31 players for the club during his time at Anfield, with a mixed bag of signings ensuing.


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33

Rodgers brought 31 new faces to Anfield in his time in charge, but sold 33 players, the last ironically being the first man he took to Merseyside from Roma, Fabio Borini.

291

In his three years in charge, the ex-Liverpool manager spent £291,550,000 in transfer fees on the 31 signings he made as boss.

200

Though Rodgers spent a staggering amount of money with no silverware to show, he recouped the highest fees of any Reds manager, £200,700,000.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers after the final game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

91

Rodgers’ net spend stood at 91 million across the seven transfer windows he presided over at Anfield.

13

The average amount of millions the former manager spent across the seven summer and winter transfer windows.

11

The longest run of consecutive wins the Reds produced under the young manager, from the middle to the back end of the memorable 13/14 season that took Liverpool to within a whisker of securing their first title since 1990.

1

The 42-year-old claimed the first Manager of the Year accolade of his career in May 2014, for guiding the Reds to their strongest title challenge against all odds.

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