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One is a newcomer to the European top flight who honed his coaching skills in the backroom staff and on the training pitch of accomplished managers and teams.
The other played at the highest level, brought untold successes to one of Italy’s most storied clubs and has won English football’s most prestigious trophies in back-to-back campaigns.
Needless to say, while Rodgers has had an extensive career in football even at the young age of 39, he is still a managerial novice when compared to the winning Roberto Mancini.
But this Sunday they will lock horns at Anfield, and Rodgers will hope that his innovative tactical plans are enough to dismantle Mancini’s trusted formula.
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