Brendan Rodgers Reveals Scott Brown Would Have Started Ahead Of Gerrard Or Henderson In His Liverpool Side
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on October 29, 2016
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that if Scott Brown was at Liverpool whilst he was in charge, he would have been a starter, meaning Steven Gerrard, Joe Allen or Jordan Henderson would have missed out.
The Celtic boss was at Liverpool for three years and brought them in touching distance of the title, before a disasterous run of games let Manchester City grab the silverware with both hands.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Rodgers revealed:
The biggest compliment I can give him is – having worked in what is supposedly the best league in the world in terms of being the most competitive – if I look at my Liverpool team that nearly won the title, Scott Brown would definitely have been in it.
It’s the biggest accolade I can give him but thankfully Scott’s chosen to play nearly 10 years at Celtic and still looks as strong and fit.
Rodgers then went on to reveal that Harry Redknapp attempted to lure the Scotsman to the Premier League:
I remember Harry wanting to take him. Harry told me that so there’s no doubt he’s had moves where he could’ve left here.
But Scott was happy in his life and happy here at Celtic. This is a hard place to leave. If money’s not the consideration – and no one can deny any player or any person the chance to consider doubling or trebling their salary – then other things come into it.
It’s up for debate as to whether Scott Brown could have really added anything into the 2013/2014 Liverpool side, so tweet us your thoughts @FromTStands.