New Liverpool boss Rodgers: I'm not here to replace Dalglish

New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he hasn’t arrived to replace Kenny Dalglish.

New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he hasn’t arrived to replace Kenny Dalglish.

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."

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