Rodgers outlines Reds vision

BY foxsports • July 28, 2012

Rodgers succeeded Kenny Dalglish at the helm of the Anfield club earlier this summer after they endured a disappointing campaign last term, finishing eighth in the Premier League. The 39-year-old, who impressed with Swansea last season, has outlined in detail to Liverpool's American owner John W Henry how he wants to guide the club back to the top. "I started over 15 years ago, and it's something I've been piecing together for many years since," said Rodgers. "Then, when I became a manager, I put it into a format with a philosophy and methodology. I've added to it throughout and when I came to Liverpool, I presented it to the owners. "It's a document on the culture, philosophy and game plan going forward. It's a model, a short cut to how I work, the kind of players I want tactically and the personality traits of players." He added: "The vision is simple - to win the most trophies we can. That's the bigger picture. The second is to play attractive, attacking football, and the third is to bring through as many of the young players as we possibly can. "That's what I set down, and I've developed it along the way. When I became a manager I always wanted to go into a club with a clear philosophy so it's clear in terms of where everyone is heading. "That's what I presented to the owners, a model of how we will go forward and make things work. Thankfully at two of my three clubs as manager I've been able to create a one-club mentality and it's been successful." Rodgers has been overwhelmed by the positive reception he has received since taking over on Merseyside and is hoping to repay that support. He said: "I know there has not been a ball kicked in seriousness yet and all that's about to change soon, but I've been touched by how supportive everyone has been and the players have been magnificent. "So I have sense of looking forward and hope. If you haven't got hope, you have no chance. "I just want to turn that positivity into something good moving forward."

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