Liverpool coach Mike Marsh has praised manager Brendan Rodgers, saying he has become a better coach since the Northern Irishman arrived from Swansea City in the summer of 2012.
Marsh is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “Without doubt I am a better coach than I was 18 months ago.
“A lot of that is down to working alongside the manager and picking up bits and pieces from him.
“You can’t stand still in football and you need to be prepared to put the hours in.”
It seems that not only is Rodgers having an effect on the players by finding positions but on his support staff surrounding him.
The Liverpool boss has received plenty of praise for the progress that the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jon Flanagan have made this season, as well as the club’s meteoric rise up the league table.
A lot has been made of the improvement the players have made, but not so much about the coaching staff, and it must be encouraging for Liverpool fans to hear that their manager is improving their skills as well as the player's qualities.
Marsh added: “The players have been brilliant and have bought into the way the manager wants to play.
“We are an exciting team to watch but the basis of all of that is hard work.
“Some of the players bought into it quicker than others and it wasn’t a massive sea change from the way we were working anyway.
“We work hard with or without the ball and the players have bought into that.”