Rodgers can be what Fergie was to United in knocking a big rival off their perch after admitting he would love to stay at Liverpool.
In light of the comment from Brendan Rodgers in stating 'Liverpool feels like home, I couldn't think about being anywhere else', the thought of the Northern Irishman staying at Anfield for the long haul seems just a bit more likely.
Not because he has specifically stated as such of course, but due to the fact that although his name has been linked to Barcelona and Manchester City in the past couple days (which he was probably aware of), he felt compelled enough to speak about how much he is comfortable at Anfield and that he already can't envisage managing another club.
That bodes well for the future for Liverpool fans. It must do since he is overseeing a truly great turnaround in their side's fortunes this season. What it must also present in the back of their minds is the idea such talk will inevitably draw comparisons with a certain Alex Ferguson and the length of his tenure at Manchester United.
Given the same time could Rodgers do a similar type of job they must ask themselves.
Only time will determine that but the former Swansea manager is going about it in the right way to the point that he could even eclipse Ferguson by winning the league championship in only his second season as manager of Liverpool. The Scot took 7 years.
The ingredients are there. Stable owners in FSG, an impressive academy and a passionate worldwide support and fanbase.
Although it may be harder for one club to dominate as United and Liverpool once did in the 90's/2000's and 70s/80's respectively, what with so many rich foreign owners, Rodgers can ensure that the Reds can have a philosophy and style underpinning an identity that will at least give them every chance of sustained success.
If he does he'll not only attain Fergie-like legendary status, but much more importantly reach on a par with Liverpool managerial greats Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.