Today marks the two-year anniversary of Brendan Rodgers' appointment as Liverpool manager, and the Northern Irishman insists he welcomes the pressure of coaching at 'the leading edge' of football.

On June 1, 2012 the former Swansea City boss was unveiled as the man to take the reins at Anfield, replacing the legendary Kenny Dalglish and tasked with returning the Reds to the Champions League.

That objective was achieved during his second season at the helm; a 3-2 victory at Norwich City in April guaranteed a position at Europe's top table, entering the competition at the group stage in September.

Fundamental to everything has been Rodgers' commitment to an attacking style, with high intensity on opponents for the entirety of matches, searing pace moving forward and a freedom for invention.

His philosophy almost ended the club's wait for a championship, with Manchester City ultimately prevailing at the close of 2013-14, taking the Barclays Premier League title by just two points.

It is an experience that the 41-year-old, who signed a new contract earlier this week, wants much more of. "It has been amazing - I've loved every second of it," he explained in his review of the campaign.

"People have talked about pressure; I hope I have pressure like this for a lot of years, because it's where you want to be, it's the leading edge of the game.

"I'm very privileged to be at one of the leading institutions in the world, given the opportunity to take it forward with my vision of how I like football.

"It has never been a chore, I've just loved every minute of it because it's what I've worked for. I've worked to deal with pressure."

Rodgers continued: "I never get too carried away - that's the point. I never get too disappointed when we lose, and I never get too carried away when we win.

"It's just trying to keep the highs and lows in football, of which there are many, on an even keel, because from one game to the next and from one day to the next, you just have to be ready and focused.

"It's how I work; I try to be clear and think under pressure. Hopefully all my years and many thousands of games on the side with kids and young players, and dealing with people, have served me in good stead."

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