Iâ€™m the man that nearly won the league - Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has accused his critics of having short memories and says he is a better manager than the one which led Liverpool to second.
Rodgers won the LMA Manager of the Year award after Liverpoolâ€™s second-placed finish in the Premier League in 2013-14, and the Northern Irishman finds it strange that his achievements of the past have already been forgotten.
â€œI am the same guy who nearly won us the league, but better,â€ Rodgers said.
â€œI think I have shown in the early stages of my management â€“ without being arrogant â€“ that with a talented group of players I can compete at the top end of the league. I know how to manage top players. If you give me the tools, Iâ€™ll do the work.
â€œThere are very short memories in football. The team was eighth when I got here. We built a team to excite people throughout European football, that should have won the league.
â€œAll the good work gets forgotten. Thatâ€™s how it works. It seems the focus has not been on whatâ€™s gone on and what weâ€™ve been missing, but more about getting me out of the club. Thatâ€™s sad.â€
Despite the struggles of other major clubs in the Premier League, claiming there is â€œa group of peopleâ€ that do not want him as manager at Anfield.
â€œThere has been a frenzy, there is no doubt about that, to get me out of here,â€ he added. â€œWhether thatâ€™s a Liverpool hysteria or big-club hysteria, I am not so sure.â€
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