Brendan Rodgers : A New Era

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Please note that I am using the LFC Marshall update in fm12 for this story

Brendan Rodgers :
A New Era



It was another day to look forward to for me. It was another day at Swansea Football Club. When suddenly, everything changed. I received a phone call, asking whether I was interested in the Liverpool FC job. I was chuffed, but responded saying that if I'm not the number one choice, I won't be joining.

Hours later I received another phone call. This time they said I was the number one man. They said they admired my philosophy and style of play and that I was the man to carry Liverpool forward.


After a while of negotiating, we finally came to an agreement of a two year contract of £22,500 per week.

Start of season expectations


I told the board that I really believed I could qualify for the Champions League.
As a result I have gotten £20.48m transfer budget with a £238k per week available wage budget

Brendan Rodgers to meet the media :


You sit here as the new Liverpool manager. Is this your dream job?

I am absolutely delighted to be hired, it really is a dream come true.

What can we expect from you in the transfer market?

I am only interested in signing the very best players available.

What would you say is your tactical approach to the game?

Football is about entertainment, and that is what I promise the Liverpool fans.



Brendan Rodgers' notes

A good week overall.
Wiped out all the staff members except Rodolfo Borrell, will be bringing in new staff
Made new training schedules, assigned the appropriate schedule for all the players.
Made a new tactic which is a variant of 4-3-3
Cancelled friendlies, arranged new friendlies.

Tactic :


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Monthly updates to follow - Fabio Borini

Next update :

July : Pre-Season
 
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July : Pre-Season



Liverpool 13-0 St. Helens
(Friendly)

Suarez (4), Sahin, Agger (5), Assaidi, Gerrard


Man of the match : Daniel Agger


Liverpool 2-1 Blackburn
(Friendly)

Henderson (2)


Man of the match : Jordan Henderson

Liverpool 2-3 Sunderland (Friendly)

Agger, Sahin


Man of the match : Lee Cattermole (Sunderland)


Xazar Lankaran 0-2 Liverpool (Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round 1st Leg)

Gerrard, Suarez


Man of the match : Steven Gerrard


Transfers

In :

Douglas Costa from Shakhtar for £11,750,000
Sime Vrsalkjo from Dinamo for £3,700,000
Sven Bender from Dortmund for £10,500,000
Lucas Andersen from Ajax for £2,600,000


Out :

Coates to Fulham for £1,700,000 initial with £5,000,000 future fee
Downing to QPR for £5,000,000 over 48 months
Henderson to QPR for £1,800,000 initial fee with £4,500,000 future fee

New tactic


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Controversies

Joe Cole unhappy with Brendan Rodgers' team talks



Rodgers' monthly notes

Well, I managed Liverpool to a good month overall, we dominated all the matches, specially that 1st leg match in which we were faultless and were highly unlucky to only score two.

Next update

August : The Season Begins
 

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August : The Season Begins



Liverpool
5-0 Xazar Lankaran (Europa League 3rd Qual. Rnd)

Suarez (2) Agger, Douglas Costa


Man of the Match : Luis Suarez




Liverpool 1-1 Norwich

Skrtel

Man of the Match : Martin Skrtel


Liverpool 6-0 Zestaponi (Europa League 4th Qual. Rnd)

Gerrard (2), Lucas Andersen, Suarez, Carragher

Man of the Match : Steven Gerrard



West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Liverpool

Agger, Skrtel

Man of the Match : Daniel Agger



Zestaponi 0-2 Liverpool

Suarez (2)

Man of the Match : Luis Suarez

Liverpool 0-2 Manchester City

Man of the Match : Joe Hart


Transfers

In :

None

Out :


Jack Robinson to Real Madrid for £4,400,000 with £10,000,000 after 20 international appearances.
Adam Morgan to Man City for £3,000,000 with £20,000,000 after 20 international appearances.

Both players are bound to make these appearances in the future and I'll start getting some money then.

Transfer Window is now shut.

Rodgers' Monthly Notes

Joe Allen out for 4 weeks.. not good, he's our best passer of the ball..

Preffered starting eleven is attached.
 

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Yep, not sure if this is an exploit.. I made it myself. I'll post a screenie soon with the next update, the fever is getting to me. (literally, i have a fever)
 
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September

Fixtures

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Corner tactic

One player to attack near post
Two players to 'go forward"
One player to Challenge Keeper
One player to stand on far post
One player to Attack Ball From Deep
One player to Lurk Outside Area
Three players to Stay Back
Corner aim : Near Post

Matches

Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool


Man of the Match : Micheal Dawson (Tottenham)



AFC Rapid Bucharest 0-1 Liverpool

Assaidi

Man of the Match : Martin Skrtel



Liverpool 0-2 Newcastle


Man of the Match : Juan Roman Riquelme (Newcastle)



Norwich 0-3 Liverpool

Assaidi, Sterling, Suso


Man of the Match : Martin Skrtel



Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool


Man of the Match : Martin Skrtel



Liverpool 3-0 HJK


Skrtel, Suarez (2)

Man of the Match : Luis Suarez

News

Raheem Sterling becomes youngest ever Liverpool goalscorer
Daniel Agger injured on international duty for 3 months
Anfield set to be expanded to a 55000 all-seater by 31st August 2012

Current Injuries

Lucas Leiva, out for between 3 weeks and 2 months
Daniel Agger, out for between 3 weeks and 2 months
Danny Wilson, out for 3 to 4 weeks.

Rodgers' Thoughts

I reckon I'll try and qualify for the CL this season and go on a decent CL run next season while aiming to win a cup and challenge for the title.
We can still win the title this season but we'll have to start getting some consistency and of course some transfer budget for January.
Agger's injury is a big blow, and it has ruined the balance of the team.
My job is insecure, will need to start getting results soon, apparently my possession domination isn't enough.
It's justified though, as we sit 16th in the league at the end of September.

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October




Matches



Liverpool 4-1 West Ham


Gerrard, Suarez (2), Douglas Costa

Man of the Match : Luis Suarez



Fulham 3-1 Liverpool

Douglas Costa

Man of the Match : Bryan Ruiz (Fulham)


Liverpool 1-1 Fenerbache


Douglas Costa


Man of the Match : Douglas Costa



Everton 0-1 Liverpool



Man of the Match : Steven Naismith (Everton)



Liverpool 2-1 Wolves

Lucas Andersen (2)



Man of the Match : Lucas Andersen


Liverpool 2-1 Swansea

Raheem Sterling, Suso

Man of the Match : Raheem Sterling
 

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A personal disappointment for me, since I have lost interest in the save... Too busy with life at the moment and will only be there for fm13
 
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