Routledge backed to entertain

Routledge, 26, became Rodgers’ fifth summer signing on Thursday,

signing a three-year deal after an undisclosed fee, believed to be

around £2million, was agreed with Newcastle. And Rodgers

expects the former England Under-21 winger, who is set to make his

debut against Real Betis on Saturday, to have the home crowd on the

edge of their seats. “Wayne is someone who will get in the final

third and get the crowd on their feet with a piece of magic or a

combination to get in behind,” Rodgers told the Daily Mirror. “He

has experience of the Premier League and I’ve no doubt he will

improve us as a team.”