Ex-Liverpool Brendan Rodgers opened up about his life at Merseyside and answered a lot of questions that have been baffling many a football fan.
He was sacked just 8 games in this season as he spoke on a range of issues at his time at the helm of the club. One of the biggest spots on his managerial career at Anfield was his choice of signings and the infamous transfer committee.
Talking to the Sky network in an interview the 42 year old opened up about a number of things revolving around him and his club at his time.
Liverpool were heavily linked to Tottenham’s Delle Alli under Rodgers. Alli has now been an important form of Pochettino’s plans at Tottenham and it was clear that Rodgers wanted to player bust lost out on brining him to Anfield.
Talking about the situation that unfolded, Rodgers said, “We thought we had him at Liverpool. I spoke to him and Karl Robinson, the manager of MK Dons, drove him down to us.”
“It was all above board. Karl told me: ‘I’ve got a player I think its going to be fantastic and I’d love to see him at Liverpool.’ We watched him, he wanted to come but unfortunately it never got done between the clubs. It was disappointing.”
Rodgers also praised Pochettino’s work at the London franchise. He felt that Tottenham have a very good chance of playing in the Champions League next season.
He added, “Pochettino’s done very, very well. The first year it was all about getting his ideas over to the team, in this second year, they’re now playing very well.”
“He’s given those young boys – Dele Alli, Ryan Mason, Harry Kane – a chance; he’s trusted them. They’re hungry, they’ve got goals in the team. Alli has stepped up really well.”