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Posted by Kevin Brodie on 05/31/2012

Brendan Rodgers will be announced as the new Liverpool manager on Friday. I have to say I had barely heard of him until this season. I didn't even know he was with Chelsea under the self-proclaimed Special One until reading up about him.

I can't sit and here and tell you I thought he was our top target all along, how I was desperate for LFC to get his signature, how I know he will turn things around for us, because that would all be rubbish.

What I can say is that FSG clearly have a plan in place, which as supporters is all that we can ask. Have a plan and stick to it.

Rodgers ticks a great deal of the FSG boxes, in that he is a young manager who is a student of the game. He has an eye for talent. I have learned that he is as savvy in the video room as he is on the training ground.

Swansea played fantastic football this season and where probably the best passing team that came to Anfield this season. The last game of the season at their place they were not as sharp as Liverpool and should not have lost that day but Rodgers team do like to keep the ball.

Rodgers as never taken a team to Europe but he has studied abroad and speaks Spanish and being in the Europa League will be a good place for him to start to understand Europe better.

Of course, I'm disappointed that I'm not writing to you today to discuss Rafa's welcome back to Anfield. I think I have made my preference very clear on that subject. Now that a manager has been appointed however we must fully back him. We must give him time to get things right. We have some dead weight in the team that needs moving on. He must also try and get more out of the players at his disposal.

The Brendan Rodgers era has started (almost) so let's back him, 100%. Let's wait for the FSG plan to be implemented (new players; stadium issues, internal structure (DOF) and then we can judge them.

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Kevin Brodie Kevin Brodie has been fortunate enough to see some of Liverpool’s greatest teams and players in action over the last 35 years. Reds fans are spoiled for choice in trying to pick their favourite memory. The best early memory I have of watching Liverpool in person was our 7-0 thrashing of Spurs, with the 7th goal being a thing of beauty. Watching us in 89 lift the FA Cup after the terrible disaster at Hillsborough was also very special. My favourite Liverpool moment on the TV has to be the Champions League final in 2005. It was a day I will never forget.

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