Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is excited ahead of his Reds managerial debut against Toronto FC.

Rodgers admits he feels privileged by the opportunity.

"I'm very honoured," he told "It's a real privilege for me to be the manager of Liverpool. You always hope, when you start coaching, that you can work at one of the biggest clubs in the world and at 39 years of age I've been very fortunate to arrive at Liverpool.

"It doesn't frighten or daunt me, it excites me. The history of the club is a real motivation for me.

"For me to come in and follow so many great managers before me, I'm very proud to make those steps."