Monday, 10th February, 2014

David Moyes can expect plenty of empathy for his situation from Brendan Rodgers, but the Liverpool boss insists their respective situations cannot be measured with the same yardstick.

Both Rodgers and Manchester United manager Moyes took on their positions from incumbents who were revered at the two clubs.

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Kenny Dalglish saw his job go to Rodgers, while Moyes had the onerous task of maintaining Sir Alex Ferguson's legacy.

The season so far has been a study in contrasts, however, as Liverpool are now title contenders and Manchester United could well struggle to make a top four slot.


Moyes' woes worsened with the late draw against Fulham yesterday, but any comparisons with the Scot do not sit well with Rodgers, who today told a press conference: "It's two different ideas.

"I don't think it's comparable. Of course, you have empathy with all managers in the world. Until you've been a manager you don't understand [what it’s like].

"When you've been at a big club, the pressures are different. But I don't think you can compare myself and the problems [at Manchester United].

"When I came in, we were eighth and David's gone in there when they were champions."

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