Neil Taylor admits he was sad to see Brendan Rodgers leave Swansea for Liverpool, but knew his success would attract interest from bigger clubs.
Rodgers has been named Liverpool's new boss as the replacement for Kenny Dalglish following the Scot's sacking in May.
Taylor has no complaints with Rodgers' decision to swap the Liberty Stadium for Anfield and he believes he will be a success on Merseyside.
"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," Taylor told skysports.com.
"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.
"I think I was asked in February, 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.
"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."
Taylor, who credits his own development down to the work of Rodgers, believes the Liverpool players will enjoy working under the Northern Irishman.
"I think they should be relishing working with Brendan," added Taylor. "I think he is great to work with and he will make them all better players, even the ones who are already world-class.
"They style of football we play, I think everybody has enjoyed watching it this year, and I am sure Liverpool will have seen it and they should be excited to work with him.
"The two years I have been there he personally has made me into a player I didn't know I could be and he will push the players to be the best they can be."
Interview courtesy of New Era Global Sports
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