Gerard Houllier has urged Liverpool fans to be patient with Brendan Rodgers. The Reds have had a stop-start campaign to date, and rumbles of discontent have started amongst less patient sections of the club’s support. But former boss Houllier is confident that results will come if the club sticks by their current manager.
|“You need to give him time,” Houllier told BBC Radio Merseyside. “He’s starting a new cycle with the team.”It will take a minimum of two years, maybe three, to achieve success. If the owners are patient, it will come good.”
The club is currently 12th in the Premier League with 10 points from nine games, and lost their chance to defend the League Cup after the 3-1 defeat to Swansea. Despite results not going his way though Rodgers has got the club playing some good football and the fans prematurely calling for his head remain in the minority.
“I think he will [get time] because now the fans know that he wants to play a certain style that suits the team very well,” added Houllier.
“He’s also giving a chance to young players. There were three or four players below the age of 20 in a big derby. When experience comes along, they will get better and better
“He doesn’t look as if he lacks courage. Brendan is brave and he took some important decisions before the derby game with Everton.”