Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool FC: 5 Reasons Why He Will Be a Success

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Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool FC: 5 Reasons Why He Will Be a Success
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Brendan Rodgers has agreed to a deal with John Henry and Fenway Sports Group to become Liverpool FC's 21st manager in the esteemed club's long and illustrious history.

The 39-year-old Northern Irishman is now expected to sign a three-year contract with the Reds while his old club, Swansea City, will gain somewhere in the region of £5 million in compensation for the loss of the highly rated young coach.

He comes to Anfield as the second youngest manager in the club's history somewhat ominously behind Graeme Souness, who was 37 when he took over the reins from Kenny Dalglish in 1991.

Now it appears that we have come full circle with the best and brightest young coach in the English game taking over from the very same legend after a poor 16 months in charge.

Dalglish was shown the exit door by FSG in mid May, following the season's end, after a very poor run of form and results left the club in eighth position in the Premier League and some 37 points off first place.

Two days later, Rodgers, along with a host of other up-and-coming young managers, was approached by FSG with a view to being interviewed for the job as Dalglish's successor but turned the meeting down out of respect for Huw Jenkins and Swansea City.

However, having narrowed the field down over a two-week period, FSG then moved swiftly and decisively and offered Rodgers the post on a full-time basis to the shock of much of the football world.

Liverpool and FSG have signed a real gem of a manager and even at this early stage of his career, Rodgers appears to be the real deal.

Here we look at five reasons why signing the prodigious manager will mean success for Liverpool Football Club.

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