Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is convinced of the ability of manager Brendan Rodgers.

Carragher wrote in the Daily Mail: "Do not underestimate how much of Liverpool's improved form is down to Rodgers. Unlike the managers at Chelsea and Manchester City, he hasn't been shopping at the top end, paying huge fees and huge wages; Rodgers' success comes from endless hours coaching on the training ground.

"Look at the number of players who have improved: Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge have come on so much, you would expect them to start when England face Italy at the World Cup, and Jon Flanagan could also get a seat on the plane if there are injuries this weekend.

"Even Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have benefited; Steven has excelled in a new, deep-lying midfield role, while Suarez's form going up another level owes a lot to his tactically-aware manager.

"Liverpool have flourished thanks to Rodgers, not because Fenway Sports Group have emulated Sheik Mansour and Roman Abramovich."

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