Manchester City "make an approach" for Brendan Rodgers

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Jesus christ. Rodgers has a nack of going from laughing stock to overrated twice a season. Fickle.

What people don't realize is that while he's quite good at correcting mistakes, they're usually his own mistakes and it usually takes a while for him to correct it. Take dropping Gerrard for example, fans were calling for that since September, but it wasn't until he got injured we actually turned our form around in January. I'm still not 100% confident he won't be right back in the side once he's fit.
 

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Jesus christ. Rodgers has a nack of going from laughing stock to overrated twice a season. Fickle.

What people don't realize is that while he's quite good at correcting mistakes, they're usually his own mistakes and it usually takes a while for him to correct it. Take dropping Gerrard for example, fans were calling for that since September, but it wasn't until he got injured we actually turned our form around in January. I'm still not 100% confident he won't be right back in the side once he's fit.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31772532

Saw this on BBC, not a guarantee but it's something
 

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Said the other day that Gerrard should fight for his spot once back. We have been far better without him, especially future captain elect Henderson and Coutinho.

As for being linked to City, won't happen. Firstly, because they'll want a more established manager, and secondly I don't believe Rodgers will want to go there anyway.
 

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"I always saw Liverpool as a destination rather than part of the journey."

Doesn't leave much room for imagination really. What will be interesting is if that stance changes if Liverpool go another 2/3 years without any major silverware.
 

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That's a fair question tbh. Rodgers is doing good things at Liverpool but imo he has to start winning trophies soon.
 

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Would Liverpool fans take Rafa back?

A manager who has history winning trophies or a manager who gets his sides playing great football without any success?
 

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While the point of football is winning trophies, we've won one since 2006 years. So Rodgers going three years without one isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things.
 

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Similar article appeared in the Watford Observer about 3 days before he left for Reading,

Beware of Judas scouters, Beware.
 

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While the point of football is winning trophies, we've won one since 2006 years. So Rodgers going three years without one isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things.
I wholly agree with that Bilo, but he's at the stage now with his own team who are playing well, and he'll look to bring in one or two more in the summer to be a challenging team on all fronts. They aren't too far away from that now tbh, and I do think he then needs to start winning trophies or competing every season for them from now on.
 

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Wonder why they didn't make an approach for the football genius Van Gaal.
Too much of a tactical man, mate. You don't just go from someone who sends the team out to do whatever they want without so much of a thought towards tactics (Pellegrini) to a scholar who approaches the game like a great philosopher (Van Gaal). You need to take baby steps and go with someone in the middle like Rodgers ;)
 

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I wholly agree with that Bilo, but he's at the stage now with his own team who are playing well, and he'll look to bring in one or two more in the summer to be a challenging team on all fronts. They aren't too far away from that now tbh, and I do think he then needs to start winning trophies or competing every season for them from now on.
I'm not that bothered about it. As long as we're making progress, we'll get there in the end. Beat Blackburn and we've made it to two semi finals. Top it off with a finish in the top four despite selling Luis Suarez and missing our arguably most important player for half a season, and I'd call it a good season. I say arguably our most important player when it comes to Sturridge, because he certainly was at the time of his first injury in August, but obviously six months out takes its toll and it's up for debate now.
 

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Too much of a tactical man, mate. You don't just go from someone who sends the team out to do whatever they want without so much of a thought towards tactics (Pellegrini) to a scholar who approaches the game like a great philosopher (Van Gaal). You need to take baby steps and go with someone in the middle like Rodgers ;)
Or, in your case, Giggs?
 
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I'm not that bothered about it. As long as we're making progress, we'll get there in the end. Beat Blackburn and we've made it to two semi finals. Top it off with a finish in the top four despite selling Luis Suarez and missing our arguably most important player for half a season, and I'd call it a good season. I say arguably our most important player when it comes to Sturridge, because he certainly was at the time of his first injury in August, but obviously six months out takes its toll and it's up for debate now.
This is sensible. I'm sure any right-thinking Liverpool fan would take top 4 this season and next without winning a trophy.
 

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I'm not that bothered about it. As long as we're making progress, we'll get there in the end. Beat Blackburn and we've made it to two semi finals. Top it off with a finish in the top four despite selling Luis Suarez and missing our arguably most important player for half a season, and I'd call it a good season. I say arguably our most important player when it comes to Sturridge, because he certainly was at the time of his first injury in August, but obviously six months out takes its toll and it's up for debate now.
Yep me too, though the FA Cup is there for the taking this year.

My point is just that the foundations are there in place now and with one or two good additions they should be looking to start winning things. I won't be calling for Rodgers head if Liverpool don't win a trophy this season or next if there is clear progress and the team is competitive; but after that I think trophies and becoming a regular CL side have to be a priority.
 

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Yep me too, though the FA Cup is there for the taking this year.

My point is just that the foundations are there in place now and with one or two good additions they should be looking to start winning things. I won't be calling for Rodgers head if Liverpool don't win a trophy this season or next if there is clear progress and the team is competitive; but after that I think trophies and becoming a regular CL side have to be a priority.
Last season Liverpool finished second and won nothing, if you are looking for "clear progress" then what would you consider to be a decent progression from that this season? Unless you are just writing this season off as one step backwards with the sale of Suarez and some key injuries.
 

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Last season Liverpool finished second and won nothing, if you are looking for "clear progress" then what would you consider to be a decent progression from that this season? Unless you are just writing this season off as one step backwards with the sale of Suarez and some key injuries.
Last year was excellent but it was clear with the demise of Man Utd, Chelsea not looking quite right and Arsenal being Arsenal, that the league was there for the taking. They did extraordinarily well with the small squad and a genius, to go into the final day with half a chance of winning the league. After that and selling Suarez, the priority was always going to be to fatten out the squad for the CL and other competitions, and to get into the top four once more as the expectation was that you lot wouldn't be as bad (and that's debatable whether there has been any improvement since spending £200 mill), that Chelsea and City would fight for the league, and Arsenal to be stronger after purchasing Sanchez and getting Ozil 100%. After such a poor start from Liverpool you could see that there is a team underneath that can be competitive, that most of the new signings are getting going, that in the domestic cups they are competing very well and there is a good chance of the main priority for Rodgers and the owners of getting top 4; and if that does transpire, then I would agree with Rodgers that there would then be progression, not regression from last year.
 
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When it comes to style of play Rodgers has proven himself. He's just a little bit suspect with transfers if you ask me.

But actually think he should go for the City Job if it's available, might surprise us.
 

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