Steven Gerrard is excited about working with Brendan Rodgers after speaking to players who have previously played under the Northern Irishman.
The Liverpool skipper also explained how he was kept in the loop throughout the process of finding a new manager - and reiterated that Rodgers was always the club's number one choice.
"What I can go on record and say is that Brendan was the first choice," said Gerrard.
"I was in the loop all the way through the last few weeks with the Liverpool board and the owners and Brendan Rodgers was the first choice."
Gerrard is currently with England ahead of Saturday's pre-Euro 2012 friendly at Wembley and has spoken to the Chelsea contingent of the Three Lions squad about Rodgers, who worked at Stamford Bridge during Jose Mourinho's time there.
He added: "When he was in the running for the job, one of the candidates, I was speaking to the Chelsea boys and some of the players that have experienced working with him as well. They all spoke really highly of him.
"They said he's a good coach, a good guy, very honest and he supports his players very well. That's all you ask for as a player, we're really looking forward to it.
"I'm excited. I'm really looking forward to working with Brendan. We shared a phone call last night and I'm really looking forward to meeting him in person and getting started working with him."