Tuesday, 27th May, 2014

Brendan Rodgers has thanked the Fenway Sports Group (FSG), Liverpool’s owners, for showing faith in him since his arrival at the club two years ago.

FSG took ownership of Liverpool in October 2010 from fellow Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks, after the club was on the verge of bankruptcy.

Rodgers, who arrived on Merseyside in 2012, believes that the faith and trust that the owners showed in him was the key to his success, which allowed him to implement his vision at the club.

“That has been key for me because, as a young manager, coming into such a prestigious club, I was going to need that time to implement the ideas that I wanted to”, Rodgers told LFC TV.


The former Swansea manager thanked FSG for believing in him in carrying out the changes required at the club and believes that the owners have always been honest with him.

“They had shown an inherent belief in my work since the very first day that we spoke. So our relationship is very strong. I'm a great admirer of theirs and their honesty and how they have given me the opportunity to be here.

“But, as I said, there's a real trust and a real strong relationship between both of us. I'm delighted for them because they put a young man in charge of a great club and they believed in me.”

The 41-year-old hopes that FSG’s decision to appoint him two years ago has been vindicated with the way Liverpool have progressed in the last couple of seasons.

“One of the big reasons I came to Liverpool was because of them and hopefully they feel vindicated because of the work we have carried out over the last two years. I'm delighted now to be able to carry on that relationship with them.”

Rodgers signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool yesterday.

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