Goal.com readers anticipate Europa League spot for Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers

The Northern Irishman is being tipped to become a success at Anfield after officially being unveiled as Kenny Dalglish's successor, with a return to European football on the cards
Goal.com readers believe that Brendan Rodgers will qualify for the Europa League in his first season at Liverpool after he was officially appointed Reds boss on Friday.

The former Swansea City manager replaces Kenny Dalglish at Anfield following a disappointing 2011-12 campaign that saw the Merseyside outfit struggle to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League.

And 35 per cent of the votes in a Goal.com poll have tipped Rodgers to guide the Reds to Europe's secondary club competition, be it through a top-six league finish or a cup triumph, in 2012-13.

Liverpool have lifted the European Cup and Champions League five times over their history, and 31% of the votes tipped Rodgers to return to the continent's top table in his first full season at the club.

Around 17% were less convinced, saying that the tactician would have to settle for a place in the top half in his debut campaign, although 8% felt that he was capable of making Liverpol champions.

Just under 7% believed that Rodgers' debut season would be a disaster that led to the Reds finishing in the bottom half of the league.


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