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Roy Hodgson can be a calming influence over the team.
To some it may sound a little silly to a few others, it maybe a little pre-mature. Whatever it be, Liverpool FC's management's decision to hire Roy Hodgson as the club's manager has proved a positive move so far.
Although Rafa Benitez may have been a far better tactician than him to some, every manager has his own set of strengths and weaknesses and with a pleasing personality and strong motivational skills Roy Hodgson may just be something that Liverpool FC just needed at the moment.
There are also many other factors that could contribute to Hodgson's advantage. Firstly, Roy Hodgson is an Englishman and more importantly vastly experienced. In Roy Hodgson Liverpool FC have a manager who has bettered many a team in trouble. Mr. Roy Hodgson was already a fully trained coach 23 and is highly regarded throughout Europe not only for his experience but also his ability to transform even minnows to Champions. His initially jobs at Swedish clubs bears ample testimony of that. In just the span of 12 months he transformed relegation contenders, Malmo to champions, a feat which should make any upcoming manager proud.
Years later, Hodgson also did quite a good job when he took the Swiss national team to the second round of their World Cup campaign, a feat which is yet to be bettered. In very recent times he took a Fulham team which seriously stared relegation almost half-way through the last match of the league not only to a European competition, but also runners up at that.
With very limited resources at hand, Hodgson's philosophy of "Positive Brainwashing" with repeated practice has certainly made him reap the benefits thus far.With Hodgson at the helm being a towering personality, he may inspire Torres and Gerrard to produce some magical and memorable moments for the club.
Liverpool ending the last year's campaign 7th did look down and nearing a disaster, until the influential Hodgson stepped in. He immediately bought in the highly rated but Chelsea outcast in Joe Cole and the momentum was all of a sudden back.
There have been a lot of new faces at the club too and with Hodgson keenly on the look out for at least another striker to bolster the attacking options, there could well be another more exciting look to the squad and we may well be in for a surprise threat from the Anfield outfit for the title.