The Brendan Rodgers era is here.
Liverpool supporters are once again optimistic about their chances to stake a claim as contenders for the Premier League trophy.
Any frequent visitor to the club’s website would probably second me when I say that there has been a considerable increase in the number of articles hyping the Rodgers era at Anfield.
Far too many articles, dare I say, are hyping up the prospect of Rodgers’ managerial flair within a period of few days and may not appeal much to the hardcore supporters who’d only truly be convinced when results start coming their way.
This new approach shows that the club hierarchy are desperate to up Rodgers’ popularity amongst the supporters. However, it also shows the confidence the board have got in their man and that they are prepared to back him as much as they can.
Also, Rodgers’ promise of tiki-taka football has kept the supporters ticking and managed to keep their hopes alive.
Crucial to remember at this juncture is the reason for his appointment. Kenny Dalglish’s inability to lead the club into Champions League qualification placing was the reason behind the Anfield club icon’s removal from the managerial post.
This paved the way for Rodgers to come in and set upon doing business his way. But to do exactly that, it is essential for him to have the right set of players at his disposal. The transfer window is where Rodgers can back his claim by bringing in the players that he thinks he would need in order to build the club for the new season.
So an interesting offseason is in the pipeline to go with some international action at the Euro championships.
Let us round it off with my seven predictions for the season to come at Anfield.