Former Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a 3 year deal with Liverpool as the club’s new manager.
The 39 year old who had initially turned down the offer replaces Kenny Dalglish after the Scot was sacked following Liverpool’s disappointing eighth place finish last season.
Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins released a statement confirming the departure of Rodgers from the club. Liverpool will pay Swansea City between £4m and £5m in compensation to secure the Northern Irishman’s services.
In a news conference that was held at Anfield, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said that Rodgers was the first and right choice.
Rodgers who guided Swansea to a respectable 11th place finish in the Premier League last season, which is their first campaign at the highest level since 1983, was full of praises for Liverpool’s captain Steven Gerrard and the club’s defence.