Writer: Gavin John Day
Date:Tuesday September 24 2013
Stan Collymore anticipates a successful period lies ahead for his former club while Brendan Rodgers is in charge…
One time Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes the Merseysiders are heading in the right direction with Brendan Rodgers at the helm.
Key to the 42-year-old's assertion is the ability of Rodgers to develop young talent, something which Collymore understandably feels will stand the club in good stead over the coming years.
Speaking to talkSPORT, for whom he hosts a post-match football phone-in show, Collymore commented: "Brendan Rodgers doesn't have as much money perhaps as Chelsea and Manchester City.
"But he's getting together a very good young team, players like Andre Wisdom, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho. The aims and ambitions for Liverpool this season is to try to get into that top four.
"Brendan Rodgers has to do what he does best - which is take young players, develop them, coach them and work with them every single day.
"It may take a little bit longer than it has taken Manchester City or Chelsea, who threw lots of money at the club very early.
"But I do see Liverpool, in the next five years, being successful in England and Europe once again."
Collymore, who won three England caps during his playing career, spent two seasons at Anfield in the mid-1990s following a then British record £8.5million transfer from Nottingham Forest.
Despite a more than respectable return of 35 goals in 81 appearances, the pacy front man moved to Aston Villa in 1997 amidst concerns over his attitude and commitment to the cause.
Sadly the concerns proved founded and the talented Collymore proceeded to embark on a somewhat nomadic career before retiring at the age of 30 with his ability never fully realised.
Liverpool fans will always remember his time at the club fondly due to a last gasp winner in the exhilarating 4-3 win over Newcastle United in April 1996.
The match often tops polls listing the best Premier League game of all time.
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Date:Tuesday September 24 2013
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