Liverpool legend Johnston: Rodgers has done well managing Henderson, Downing

Liverpool legend Craig Johnston is impressed by the work of manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool legend Craig Johnston is impressed by the work of manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Australian believes the form of the likes of Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson proves the importance of patience and mental strength at a club such as the Reds.

“It gives me great pleasure to see lads come through tough patches like they have,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “I think there is a lot to be said for Brendan Rodgers’ style of management that he has managed to get Henderson and Downing showing the kind of form they have.

“I think, personally, people, and even managers, underestimate the mental side of football. I really do. Changing clubs is a huge thing, whatever your age. It’s a major upheaval, and that’s just the off-field stuff."

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