Brendan Rodgers is an Northern Irish football coach. He most recently was the manager of Premier League club Liverpool.
Rodgers was born in the seaside village of Carnlough in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. His father Malachy was a painter and his mother Christina was a volunteer for the Irish charity. He attended the All Saints Catholic Primary School in Ballymena.
As a teenager, Brendan Rodgers represented Northern Ireland at schoolboy level. He also represented the Republic of Ireland at schoolboy level. He began his senior career as a defender for Ballymena United in 1987. He managed Watford, Reading and Swansea City before becoming the manager of Liverpool in 2012. He had his most successful season with Liverpool. Liverpool was having their worst run in their history. That time he took over and almost won the premiere league. Liverpool finished 2nd behind Manchester City in 2014. After a bad start to the following season he was sacked by the club. He said he felt bad but it was an honour coaching Liverpool FC.
Brendan Rodgers believes in his teams keeping possession of the ball and playing a flowing passing game with the ball always moving; defensively, he likes his team to put a lot of pressure on the opposing team.
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