Brendan Rodgers has been manager at Liverpool for some 525 days at the time of writing. In his first season in the Anfield hotseat the Reds finished seventh behind neighbours Everton and crashed out of the Europa League at the first knockout hurdle. Slow and steady progress was the brief given to Northern Irish coach Rodgers, who is only 40 years of age, upon his appointment in June 2012. His attractive and expansive approach to football at Swansea impressed Liverpool owner John W Henry and he quickly set about imposing it on the Merseyside outfit. All signs suggest the Reds are going in the right direction despite the recent setback of losing to Premier League leaders Arsenal. Rodgers's team remains in the chasing pack along with Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City, Spurs and Southampton. Unwavering though he may be toward his passing philosophy, Rodgers has been flexible enough to change formation from a 4-2-3-1 to the old wingback system of 3-5-2. This has allowed Liverpool to pair Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge together. We will come on to that deadly duo and the contribution they have made to the Rodgers era. This is the story of his Anfield tenure so far told through every football fan's friend the stats. We've picked out ten of them.
Jamie Clark is a qualified Web Journalist after undergoing professional training at the University of Sheffield. A prolific and accredited sports writer, he also enjoys classic comedy, historic fiction, 80s music and heritage.