Brendan Rodgers: Why Liverpool Fans Must Maintain Faith in Their Manager

Craig DaviesContributor IIIAugust 8, 2012

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 21: Coach Brendan Rodgers (in middle) of Liverpool looks on from the sidelines against Toronto FC during the World Football Challenge friendly match on July 21, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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"Why shouldn't fans have faith?" I hear you ask. After all, the Europa League the season hasn't even started yet.

However, from the moment it was looking increasingly likely that it would be Brendan Rodgers who was to take over at the club, there was skepticism and a feeling of being underwhelmed in certain areas.

If this continues into the Premier League season, it could spell trouble; if a less-than-average start is made, people could certainly become disillusioned.

This is a very real prospect, though: Just take a look at the opening few fixtures.

Add this to the continued negativity from some parts to the names that are linked, and it would seem confidence is rather low.

Dare I say that the last time there were feelings like this was with Roy Hodgson, and look what happened there. 



After a turbulent few years, the man at the helm needs time to try to turn around the Anfield-based outfit.

Rodgers, as you will all know, has been heavily lauded for the style of play he encourages.

So much so he was given an open invitation from Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque to discuss tactics, a high honour which highlights his standing an a European scale.

The players will need time to adapt to this style. The last time this was attempted was under Rafael Benitez, and there are only two regular first-teamers left from that regime.

In terms of personnel, he will look to bring in those who will fit his style; just plucking big names to appease fans has been proven not to work.

This will also be reflected within the club, and there will be those who will and won't be in his plans.

Could Jordan Henderson flourish? And despite it being said West Ham United are now out of the running, are the constant Andy Carroll rumours welcomed?

The bottom line is that it will all come down to the time Rodgers is given to implement his ideas and strategy.

A constant chopping and changing can cause more harm than good. The owners have made their choice, and they now need to stick with it.