•Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has backed his friend Brendan Rodgers to succeed at Liverpool.
"I am very happy with his appointment at Liverpool, especially because he did it as a consequence of all his amazing work at Swansea," said Mourinho.
•"Brendan is a good man, a family guy and a friend.
"When he joined us at Chelsea he was a young coach with lots of desire to learn.
•"But he was also a coach with ideas, who was ready not just to listen but also to communicate and share."