Rodgers, as demonstrated in his handling of negotiations with the Americans when he initially turned them down and then told them in interview he would not work with a director of football, is his own man.
"I will never replace Kenny Dalglish, that is the reality. I have so much respect for him," he said.
"This is a guy who was voted the best player in the history of the club, a legend of a manager here and a fantastic man.
"There is not a race for me. It's a race I am sure I would lose. I can only be Brendan Rodgers and do the very best I can for the football club.
"What I want to do, is prove my worth, honesty and commitment to Liverpool.
"History judges you as the manager, that is the reality. I hope my history here will allow me to walk beside many of the great managers."