I see myself in ‘top’ Liverpool manager Rodgers, says Moyes

The Scot has drawn parallels between the appointment of the former Swansea man at Anfield, and his own arrival at Goodison Park a decade ago
Everton manager David Moyes has claimed he sees plenty of himself in new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers was named as Kenny Dalglish’s successor after guiding newly-promoted Swansea City to a 12th-placed finish in their maiden season in the top flight.

The Swans' impressive passing game under his stewardship earned the 39-year-old the acclaim of his peers, and ultimately saw him claim the Anfield hotseat.

And Moyes, who has faced four different Reds managers in his ten-year spell at Goodison Park, opined that his latest opponent is at a point in his career which he once faced.

"When I took over at Everton I was certainly young and inexperienced as far as the Premier League went," he told the club's official website.

"The managers I was facing at Liverpool have been incredibly experienced - European champions and top, top managers.

"And the new manager at Liverpool is a top manager as well - but young now - and probably in his own way a little inexperienced a bit like I was when I started at Everton.

"But Brendan did a great job at Swansea and more than deserves his chance at the top end."

Rodgers will begin his Liverpool tenure with a trip to West Brom on August 18, whilst Everton host last year’s runners-up Manchester United.