Rodgers hopes for trophy dynasty at Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is not the type to hold back when he offers his vision of the future and he has excelled himself with his latest proclamation suggesting he wants to create a trophy-laden dynasty at Anfield.
Rodgers accepts his reign as Liverpool boss will be judged on how many trophies he wins at the club, with his best chance of winning the first major silverware of his coaching career coming in this season's FA Cup.
Liverpool take on Blackburn in Sunday's quarter-final at Anfield and Rodgers has offered up this colourful view of the Anfield legacy he hopes to create.
“Winning trophies is the currency,” stated Rodgers. “When you come to Liverpool, that is what you will be judged on.
"I remember earlier on in the season, and I walked off and saw a banner with ‘Rodgers Out’. So I never get too carried away. I always have that in the back of my mind, but I want to be here for a long time.
"I chose to come to Liverpool because I hoped I could be here for many years. I’m very proud to be here and allowed to work, it’s just the nature of football, I think, as well.
“With all due respect, I’m building something that was different to maybe what it was when Liverpool were the very top team and dominating. But it is something [win trophies] I want to do inherently, for all the supporters and people here.
“Me personally, when I retire from football, hopefully in the next 25 years, we will have won many trophies. Ultimately it won’t define me, but I know my time here will be defined like that.”
Rodgers went on to suggest he would not have anywhere left to go in his coaching career if he lost his job at Liverpool, as he made a suggestion that any thoughts of a move to another celebrated English club in an adjacent city may be out of his equation.
“Where do you go from Liverpool - [who are] one of the biggest clubs in the world? Where do you go," he questioned "You know, when you join Liverpool, that you’re never going to manage Manchester United.
"That is all hypothetical - Liverpool might sack me and then I need to be in work.
“For me, I’ve signed a deal here, and I want to be here to see that through. Absolutely. For sure. Then, hopefully, I’ve earned enough time to warrant another deal. To keep growing and building here.
“As long as the people here at Liverpool - the board, the supporters and the players - are ultimately happy with the work, I would love to be here for as long as I can.”