Brendan Rodgers: I can bring back the glory days to Liverpool.

BRENDAN RODGERS insists he is the perfect man to lead Liverpool back to the glory days.

The Northern Irishman will become the first Liverpool manager since Phil Taylor in 1959 not to deliver silverware in three successive seasons.

Defeat in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday ended any hope of a trophy this time round.

It has led to speculation over Rodgers' future and Jurgen Klopp's name has been linked with the Kop job after he announced he would quit Dortmund at the end of the season.

But Rodgers is sure the good times will roll again with him at the helm.

He said: "I will hold myself up against anyone to manage this club and to fit the model of what they want.

"I am super ambitious in terms of wanting to win and there will be no greater place to do that than here.

"In terms of what we are trying to do, I do not see anyone better in terms of the hand we were given.

"The plan is to be consistent winners not to be nearly men. We are here to win and there is no one more ambitious (than me).

"If there comes a time when that is not the case and we move on, there will no-one who respects the owners more than me.

"I will fight for my life to be here and if I can get the tools to help us we can be really successful."

After tying Jordan Henderson down to a long-term deal, Rodgers said he hoped other players would follow suit - including Raheem Sterling.

Talks with England forward have been put on hold until the end of the season but Rodgers added: "His representatives will speak with the club and, hopefully, we'll get that organised as well."

Source: Daily Star