The Liverpool manager says he understands the pressures of taking charge of such a big club but insists his task at Anfield was and is tougher than the Old Trafford jobBrendan Rodgers has expressed empathy for David Moyes' struggles at Manchester United, but points out he took on Liverpool at a lower ebb.
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A transitional period was expected following the end of Sir Alex Ferguson's 27 years at the helm, but the fall from grace under former Everton boss Moyes has been particularly severe.
Liverpool are an example of how a footballing giant can suffer a change in fortunes, although the club's stunning form under Rodgers has ignited hopes of a first Premier League title for a team that finished last term in seventh place.
"I have empathy in terms of the pressures," Rodgers told reporters. "We're both at the two biggest clubs in British football that are world-renowned clubs.
"It's incomparable where we were at. He's obviously come in when they were champions, with world-class players.
"We were eighth when I came in so we had a lot of work to do - a hell of a lot of work to do. I've got outstanding owners, they have never buckled from when they offered me the job.
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"Certainly I understand the pressure of a worldwide institution because Manchester United is a fantastic club."