Thursday, May 31, 2012

Richard Jolly: Rodgers Dethrones The King

One of the Anfield faithful's most endearing traits is their willingness to acknowledge underdogs' excellence. On Guy Fawkes Night, even as an inability to win at home was starting to become a source of frustration, they applauded Swansea off the pitch after a stalemate that doubled up as an exhibition of passing. November spawned a manager for Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers' imminent appointment is the consequence of many factors but taking four points off Liverpool while preventing them scoring (and, at times, seeing the ball) has to rank among them.

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