Rodgers wanted full control

Rodgers left Swansea to become the new Liverpool manager earlier this week.

“The owners probably spoke to one or two people about certain roles but I wanted clarity on it [the structure] and I didn’t agree until after three discussions with them,” said Rodgers.

2I wanted to make sure it was going to be the case that I would be in charge of football matters. That I would control the team, control the work and then what we have underpinning that is a team all with one vision and one mentality – that is to make the first team better.

“If it was anything other than that then I couldn’t have said yes because that’s not my strength.”