Lampard Snr: Rodgers must win Liverpool locker room battles

Frank Lampard Snr feels Brendan Rodgers faces a challenge to win over the Liverpool dressing room.

Rodgers is leaving Swansea City to take charge of Liverpool.

Lampard Snr, who acted as a consultant to Rodgers at Watford and Reading, told the Daily Mail: "Perhaps his biggest challenge will be the dressing room because there might be the odd battle to be won, but he can cope with that.

"There are big personalities in there — Gerrard, Suarez, Jamie Carragher — but Brendan has the charisma to handle them. They will be impressed with his coaching, no question. A coach might have to put on 300 sessions a year and I guarantee every one of Brendan’s will be target or goal specific.

"He is a master communicator, but he is also able to share a laugh and joke with his players and that is important. The serious side is his planning. As with all top coaches he is meticulous in preparation, but in a respectful way.

"He is studious, but he wants to pass on his creativity to his players and not burden them with books — that’s his job."

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