“Liverpool Football Club exists to win trophies” – Bill Shankly
Every manager since the days of the great Bill Shankly has won trophies except of course for the doomed reign of Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to avoid comparison with the current England manager by winning some silverware sharpish.
Rodgers will be aware he could be perilously close to becoming the second member of the failed managers club on Merseyside and will hope he can get his Liverpool side on the way to their first trophy by beating AFC Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.
But what is the managerial record for success actually like at Liverpool? CaughtOffside takes a look at the resumes of Liverpool’s former bosses and see just what an impressive and exclusive group Rodgers would be joining if he managed to bring success to Anfield once again.
Bill Shankly (1959-74)
The Scotsman rebuilt Liverpool from a second division side to a major European force and got the ball rolling to turn the Reds into the highly regarded club they are today. He certainly fulfilled his wish to “make the people happy”
League Championship: 1964, 1966, 1973
FA Cup: 1965, 1974
Uefa Cup: 1973