Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that the fear of failure has brought him to this position where he is in with a chance of winning the first league title for the club in more than two decades. Rodgers started out as the manager of the youth team at Chelsea before taking up a full-time role at Reading in 2009. However, he did not last long at the championship outfit as he was sacked just seven months into the job. Rodgers reveals that this setback hurt him a lot and then he decided not to go down the same route again.
Since then, success has followed Rodgers continuously wherever he has been. The incredible job he did at Swansea has led to the Liverpool job. After two years of struggles at Anfield, he is now finally getting the rewards of assembling a great team, which is playing to his style of football. Liverpool managed a 4-0 win over Tottenham, who were considered as the favourites for the top four positions ahead of the Merseyside club at the start of the season. However, the fact that Liverpool are now challenging for the title is a measure of the distance the Reds have come this campaign under the management of Rodgers.
“People say what’s your success? The word for me is failure. How you succeed is how you deal with failure. Whatever way you dress it up something hasn’t worked. For the first time in my life I felt I had failed at Reading. I probably read the script wrong, thinking I had three years and instead I had 20 games. I could either disappear and become an academy director, where I’d been for 14 years, or show character and perseverance and go again,” said the Liverpool manager, who said that the title was now a strong reality.