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Saturday 01 June 2013

On this day: Brendan Rodgers takes the helm at Liverpool

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall a new managerial appointment at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers speaks with former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish last summer rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day: 1 June 2012 - Brendan Rodgers takes over at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers became the youngest manager at Liverpool since Graeme Souness when he was appointed.

The 39-year-old had spent two seasons at Swansea City, guiding them first to the Barclays Premier League before securing an 11th-place finish. Before his time in Wales, Rodgers, who succeeded Kenny Dalglish at Anfield, had been with Reading, Watford and was youth team and then reserve-team manager under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

"Brendan Rodgers' appointment today as manager of Liverpool Football Club is one of the most important steps we will take in building the kind of club on and off the pitch supporters can be excited about," Liverpool principal owner John Henry said. "We do not expect miracles overnight nor should anyone else. But we firmly believe that the direction the club is heading in will lead to Premier League championships."

Rodgers brought in the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Fabio Borini during his first season in charge and Liverpool finished seventh in the League table with the help of high-scoring victories over Fulham, Norwich City, Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United.

Brendan Rodgers' managerial record at Liverpool

Played Won Drawn Lost Points Win%
38 16 13 9 61 42


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Key Points

  • looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember Liverpool appointing manager Brendan Rodgers