Brendan Rodgers’ time at Liverpool certainly had Kopites engulfed in the emotional wringer. The Northern Ireland born manager recently signed a lengthy contract extension at Leicester City – who are flying high in the league – and it vindicates why current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is the best in the world.
Rodgers, 46, has been a revelation for the Foxes since his appointment back in February. The 2016 Premier League winners currently sit second in the league table – eight points behind Liverpool and three points above current champions Manchester City.
The former Reds boss has put pen-to-paper on a bumper new deal that ties him down at the club until 2025. The contract agreement has put an end to rumours linking Rodgers with the vacant Arsenal job who dismissed former manager Unai Emery back in November.
The demand for Rodgers is very much deserved following successful stints at both Liverpool and Celtic before comfortably seeing Leicester into the top-four this season.
Rodgers has proven to be one of the most talented managers in the country over the years and his most recent success is a testament to why Liverpool sought out the former Swansea manager back in 2012.
It vindicates how far Liverpool have come in that time. The European champions inevitably had to part ways with the former Chelsea youth coach back in October 2015 after they learned Klopp was a free-agent at the time.
Klopp has gone on to become Liverpool’s most inspirational manager since Bill Shankly transforming the club from ‘nearly men’ to continental conquerors.
The fact the two managers currently dominating the English league were both at the Anfield helm this decade epitomises the shrewd recruitment since FSG took over the club back in 2010.
Klopp has gone on to prove an overwhelming upgrade on Rodgers – who almost delivered the Red’s first-ever Premier League title back in 2014. Since his appointment in 2015, the FIFA Coach of the Year brought home Liverpool’s sixth European Cup and has led his side to an overwhelming eight-point lead at the league summit.
Klopp has gone on to assemble arguably the best team currently in world football whilst Rodgers is working similar levels of magic at the King Power Stadium. Both managers are operating at the peak of their powers although there is no denying which one right now is currently the best in the land.