How Garry Monk's advice could save Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool job

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

The Reds boss would do very well to learn from his former player - who now manages Swansea City.

There are an untold number of aspects of Liverpool's current form that will frustrate supporters to no end.

But easily one of the biggest is the Reds' failure to adapt to a new style and lack of a Plan B.

The blame there must rest solely on boss Brendan Rodgers' shoulders, with his insistence on a fluid, expansive style of football becoming self-defeating. If Rodgers does not turn the corner soon, he will be in real trouble.

One man the Liverpool manager could learn from, rather intriguingly, is a former player of his at Swansea.

Indeed, Garry Monk was managed by Rodgers during his long career with the Swans and is now head coach at the Liberty Stadium. Monk's approach is one his former mentor could very well learn from.

"Other managers have amazing belief in their way of playing and I believe in that passing game as well, it's a brilliant way to do it," the Swansea boss told the Daily Telegraph, recently. "But I've also had the experience of being on the pitch with that blind faith.

"I've played in the teams over the years and we've played some great football, and we'll always play passing football, but we have to have something we can rely on when that doesn't work or when we're not at our best.

"I thought about it a lot through the summer and we've started to put it in place. Different tactical stuff, especially defensively which I thought we needed."

Are you taking notes, Mr Rodgers?

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