The talk surrounding Anfield is that Brendan Rodgers, the Swansea manager, is to take the reigns in the next 48 hours.
Although many tipped Roberto Martinez to take charge, Liverpool turned their attention to Rodgers after talks between the club and Martinez broke down.
However, will Liverpool strike gold with this appointment or will he turn out to be another mistake to be added to the pile?
To take over a big club is no easy challenge. With the honour comes great responsibility and pressures. It’s been proven that in the Premier League that big names taking charge of big footballing clubs doesn’t necessarily mean big success.
Take Chelsea and Andre Villas Boas for example, with a huge sum of 15 million Euros paid to Porto for his services, only for him to be sacked 9 months later.
The fee that Liverpool will pay Swansea for Rodgers is relatively small (just between £4m – £5m).
With a strong maiden season under his belt, it can be understood why he would be chosen to try and lead the Anfield club, who finished eighth last season, to bigger and better things.
But after only one season in the Premier League, it can be argued that Rodgers is still an inexperienced manager in this level of football.
We’ve still yet to see if Swansea will continue their fine form next season or if they will suffer to the ‘Second Season Syndrome.’
And despite a successful first Premier League season with Swansea, the success Rodgers will be chasing with Liverpool must be far harder compared to the expectations demanded of him while at Swansea City.
Liverpool will be expected to do well in Europe next season, have a much better Premier League season than their last, and win more trophies. This is no easy feat for any manager.
Which begs the question; is Rodgers the best suitor to the Anfield club or have Liverpool chosen him on an impulse because he did well last season?
Only time will tell.