Brendan Rodgers will always be known as the nearly-man by Liverpool fans.

The Northern Irish coach guided the Reds to a second-place finish in 2014 after a spectacular season of football.

Rodger’s did some great things on Merseyside despite having nothing to show for it.

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Make us dream

The 2013/14 title race, while disappointing, was the first time in forever that Liverpool had looked like ending our long league title drought. Just a few years prior Liverpool were on the brink of administration. The fact we were able to go toe-to-toe with mega rich Manchester City was amazing.

Liverpool fans got their love for football back and started to believe that what we see today is actually possible. Rodgers had a big role to play in helping rebuild that belief.

 

Brought goals back to Anfield

The Northern Irish manager, for all his faults, created a team capable of scoring against anyone they played against. During the 2013/14 season his side netted 101 goals, with Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling leading the way for the club. It was a fun time as a fan to see such a potent attacking team.

Signed some quality players

Don’t get us wrong, Rodgers was no Jurgen Klopp in the transfer market, he bought a load of rubbish most of the time. However, every so often he would find a gem and Liverpool are still profiting from these years down the line. Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Divock Origi, Dejan Lovren all came in under Rodgers and remain a part of the Liverpool team who lifted the Champions League last season.

 

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