Ex-Liverpool striker Collymore convinced of big things under Rodgers

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore is convinced of big things for the club under manager Brendan Rodgers.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore is convinced of big things for the club under manager Brendan Rodgers.

Collymore has been impressed with the work carried out by manager Rodgers - including developing young players into first-team members - since his appointment last summer.

"Brendan Rodgers doesn't have as much money perhaps as Chelsea and Manchester City," he told talkSPORT.

"But he's getting together a very good young team, players like Andre Wisdom, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho. The aims and ambitions for Liverpool this season is to try to get into that top four.

"Brendan Rodgers has to do what he does best - which is take young players, develop them, coach them and work with them every single day.

"It may take a little bit longer than it has taken Manchester City or Chelsea, who threw lots of money at the club very early.

"But I do see Liverpool, in the next five years, being successful in England and Europe once again."

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