Gary Lineker reserves special praise for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Gary Lineker

Liverpool currently boast the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League.

BBC Pundit Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter in order to praise Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers following the Reds’ 2-0 win over Southampton.

It has been a testing season for the Northern Irishman and his side following their incredible success in the previous campaign where they surprisingly ran title winners Manchester City so close.

The loss of Luis Suarez was huge, and the club’s decision to buy youth and quantity over renowned quality in the summer didn’t have the desired effect at the beginning of the campaign.

Struggles in the Premier League and an early Champions League exit left many observers questioning whether Rodgers would last the course of the season.

However, an excellent 10-game unbeaten run in the league with seven victories in their previous nine encounters has seen the Anfield outfit surge up the table and apply pressure on the top four.

With 12 games remaining, it would take a brave man to bet against them in this kind of form to fall short of a top four spot and Lineker believes all the plaudits deserve to head Rodgers’ way.

“Brendan Rodgers deserves huge credit for turning Liverpool's season around. A huge test of his managerial skills, passed emphatically,” the BBC pundit wrote in Twitter.

Following their excellent victory over Southampton at St. Mary’s, the Merseysiders are now within two points of rivals Manchester United in fourth spot.

With Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United all to play in the next five league games, the race for Champions League qualification is really starting to get interesting.

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