Liverpool FC manager denies falling out with club’s owners
Brendan Rodgers has had a baptism of fire as new Liverpool manager, with the former Swansea boss seeing the Reds take just one point from their opening three fixtures.
September 7th, 2012
Rodgers has also admitted that he wouldn’t have sanctioned Andy Carroll’s season-long loan at West Ham if he knew the Merseyside club weren’t going to reinforce their squad although he has played down talk of any rift with the Fenway Sports Group.
“I’ve had long conversations with the owners,” he said.
“I’ve got to say they have been very honest and very up front right from the off.
“I came here first and foremost because of the owners. I felt a genuine honesty in their approach to it and in how they wanted to go forward with the football club.”
Rodgers was speaking at a Liverpool FC fans forum and admitted that mistakes were made on transfer deadline day although still believes that a long-term plan is in place for success.
“Of course the window didn’t quite go to plan but going forward a great deal of learning has taken place.
“Every manager always wants more players but the reality of where the club is at there needed to be a little bit of surgery done on the squad.
“Some of the wages here were absolutely astronomical in terms of value and worth. That needed to be looked at.
“I knew there would be a wee bit of pain in the short term but hopefully for the longer-term gain.
“We finished up where we were at and now we have got to move forward as a football club and really have the one-club mentality.”