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Terry not surprised by Rodgers´ rise

19 April 2013 08:43

Chelsea captain John Terry has praised Brendan Rodgers, and said he always knew the Liverpool manager would be a coaching success.

Rodgers was in charge of Chelsea's reserve team and academy between 2004 and 2008 before departing to start his career as a first-team manager.

He orchestrated Swansea's promotion to the Premier League in 2010/11 before joining Liverpool at the beginning of this season.

Rodgers' Liverpool play host to Chelsea on Sunday, and Terry has spoken highly of his relationship with the Northern Irishman during their time together at Stamford Bridge.

"I know Brendan very well," Terry told reporters.

"He is a great manager and was brilliant for me and some of the other players. I can only speak highly of him.

"There were many ways he helped me. When Jose (Mourinho) was there, he was always around. A couple of times I was left out of the side or injured and he'd pull me to one side. He did a nice little video of me scoring goals, making tackles and had a 15-20 minute chat with me.

"At the time it was something nobody had ever done and it just goes to show his man-management and how well he's doing and how well he'll do in the future.

"It's little things like that which, as a player, really give you a boost when you're down. He was a real gentleman.

"I was 100 percent sure (he would make it as a manager). He was around quite a lot, fed off Jose and obviously learnt a lot from him.

"You could see he had it in him to go on - his mannerisms around the players, he had a great rapport with the players at the training ground on a daily basis."

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2 - 2

Competition
Premier League
Date
21 April 2013
Game week
34
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Anfield (Liverpool)
Attendance
45009

Goals

0 - 1
26' Oscar
 (assist by Mata)
D. Sturridge 52'
(assist by L. Suárez) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
57' E. Hazard (PG)
L. Suárez 90'+6
(assist by D. Sturridge) 
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
2
4
28 53'
34
12
7
17 57'
11 26'
9 38'
10
Coach: Rafael Benítez

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
15 52'
33 82'
1
11
16
35
37
# Player Bookings
30
13
8
19
22
26
29

Thursday 21 August

Wednesday 20 August

23:26
23:26
23:11
22:57
22:50
21:20
21:10
20:36
20:27
20:18
20:14
20:03
19:28
19:17
18:55
18:53
18:49
18:07
17:55
17:37
17:34
17:30
17:23
17:23
16:58
16:43
16:38
16:22
16:14
16:06
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15:00
14:51
14:21
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14:03
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13:10
12:45
12:17
11:59
11:52
11:31
11:15
10:58
10:46
10:33
10:10
09:37
09:03
08:35
08:10
06:43
06:30
06:09
05:23
04:45
03:17
02:51
02:29
01:49
01:04
00:16

Tuesday 19 August

23:43
23:37
23:27
23:24
22:44
22:24
21:55
21:44
21:32
20:54
19:56
19:10
18:55
18:48
18:44
18:17
18:07
17:35
17:35
17:07
16:39
16:39
16:25
16:11
15:56
15:43
15:39
15:08
14:40
14:28
14:13
14:04
14:00
13:42
13:31
13:28
12:49
12:17
11:39
11:28
11:09
10:58
10:30
10:03
09:53
09:43
09:26
08:57
08:56
07:40
07:31
07:28
06:51
05:24
03:50
03:48
03:09
03:04
02:59
02:19
02:17
01:21
01:08
00:04

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 1 +2 3
2 1 +2 3
3 1 +1 3
4 1 +1 3
5 1 +1 3
6 1 +1 3
7 1 +1 3
8 1 +1 3
9 1 +0 1
10 1 +0 1
11 1 +0 1
12 1 +0 1
13 1 -1 0
14 1 -1 0
15 1 -1 0
16 1 -1 0
17 1 -1 0
18 1 -1 0
19 1 -2 0
20 1 -2 0

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