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The Swansea left-back is disappointed to see his manager leave but is happy for the Northern Irishman, whom the Wales defender believes is capable of coaching a top-four club

Swansea defender Neil Taylor believes that moving to Liverpool was a "no-brainer" for new Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irishman guided the Welsh side to an 11th-place finish in their debut season in the Premier League before joining the Merseyside club, following the sacking of Kenny Dalglish in May.

But Wales international Taylor harbours no ill feelings towards Rodgers and conceded that the choice to move to Anfield was a simple one to make.

"Obviously the reaction to Brendan's departure at first is of disappointment as players of Swansea we were lucky to work with him, but when you think about Brendan himself and what he has done we are all really, really happy for him," the left-back told Sky Sports.

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"It is a great move for him. Liverpool Football Club speaks for itself and I think for him to get offered a job like that it's a no-brainer for him and we wish him well.

"In terms of the last two years I think Brendan himself and the players would all admit it has been a wonderful two years."

Taylor is confident that his departing boss is capable of making the step up to a club of Liverpool's stature, and can manage the pressures and strains of a team vying for a place in the top four.

"I think I was asked in February [or] March was I worried about him leaving and I think I said then he can be a top-four manager - it's as simple as that - he can work at that level," he insisted.

"Obviously when Liverpool come calling, I know they maybe didn't do as well last year as they wanted, but it is a massive, massive club, one of the most decorated in Europe and I think it is a great opportunity for him and obviously the staff he has taken with him and I wish them all the best."

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