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Rodgers planning 15 years for Liverpool job

Brendan Rodgers has been planning 15 YEARS to be Liverpool manager.

Within days of taking over from Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool gaffer, the dossier he presented to chief Kop owner John W Henry had grown to 180 pages.

Rodgers told The Sun: "I started more than 15 years ago and it's something I have been piecing together for many years since.

"When I became a manager, I put it into a format with a philosophy and methodology.

"I added to it since and when I came to Liverpool, I presented it to the owners. It's a document on the culture, philosophy and game plan going forward.

"It's a model, a short cut to how I work, the kind of players I want tactically and the personality traits of players. The vision is simple - to win the most trophies we can.

"That's the bigger picture. The second is to play attractive, attacking football and the third is to bring through as many of the young players as we can. When I became a manager I always wanted to go into a club that had a clear philosophy in terms of everyone knowing where they're going.

"Thankfully at two of my three previous clubs as manager I've been able to create a one-club mentality and it's been successful.

"At Liverpool, we need a one-city, one-club mentality. If we don't, if we fail, it will be because of not sticking together and nothing else. If we can stay as one, we have a real chance."

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