Rodgers will have time

We don't expect immediate results overnight, says Reds chairman

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner intends to give new man Brendan Rodgers time to implement his vision

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner insists that new manager Brendan Rodgers will be given time to bring success back to Anfield.

Rodgers became Liverpool's fourth manager in just two years when he was appointed as Kenny Dalglish's successor on Friday.

That represents a period of unprecedented upheaval for a club that had just eight managers in the previous 50 years.

But Werner is sure Liverpool will not be looking for a new manager again for some time to come.

"When we came in our goal was to be the best team in England, not just the top four, to compete with the best teams in Europe. We believe that Brendan's philosophy and his tactics will bring us there. "

Tom Werner

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"We have a great confidence in Brendan," he told the club's official website.

"We don't expect immediate results overnight, we expect steady improvement. He is going to be implementing a new tact for the team.

"It may take a little time to implement that but we are very confident that he will bring us the success that we all are looking for."

Dalglish was sacked last month after a disappointing Premier League campaign despite winning the Carling Cup and reaching the FA Cup final.

Debt of thanks

And Werner is keen to thank the Liverpool legend for his help in guiding the club through a difficult time on and off the field.

"I want to pay a great debt of thanks to Kenny," he added.

"Kenny is the heart and soul of this club, he provided us with great stability at a time when we needed it and so I want to pay tribute to a man who I consider to be a great football player and a great friend."

Although Werner admits things won't change overnight, he remains highly ambitious.

He added: "When we came in our goal was to be the best team in England, not just the top four, to compete with the best teams in Europe.

"We believe that Brendan's philosophy and his tactics will bring us there.

"We have no set target for when to do that, we've always looked for slow and measured improvement and we believe that we will be more successful going forward, not just this year but in the future."