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He came super close to winning the Premier League with Liverpool, closer than any other manager did in many-many years. A year and a half later, his time at Anfield came to an end. Celtic gave him the chance to work in a very different environment, and looking back, he feels he totally benefited from that.
Coming to Scotland means I’m a better manager now than when I left Liverpool. There are two reasons for that. The first is that my players have made me better and the second is the quality of the other coaches, who have all posed different problems for me
Brendan Rodgers told reporters, going on to share more details about how exactly working in Scotland has improved him as a manager.
I’ve been impressed by a lot of the guys up here. They might not have the facilities and they don’t have the money the clubs down south do but they manage to find a way to make it work. All the tactics and the styles are all different and I’m a better manager for having dealt with that and I’ll be better still a year from now
the Northern Irish manager said, claiming that even details he didn’t have to worry about as a Liverpool boss have helped him learn new things.
What you have in Scotland is an unpredictability with surfaces, and I’ve already said you don’t get good games on artificial turf, and that can affect performances and results. You also have more varied systems. And no matter how much or how little they’re being paid, the players up here always give their all and there is a physical aspect to that
Rodgers said. Celtic have already won the championship and League Cup title, and are facing Aberdeen on May 27 in the FA Cup final.