Steven Gerrard believes Brendan Rodgers was the perfect young manager to take Liverpool forward - and admires the Northern Irishman's 'bottle' for stepping out of his comfort zone at Swansea.
Rodgers was acclaimed as one of the finest up and coming managers in the country after guiding Swansea into the Barclays Premier League in 2011.
A year later he had secured a mid-table finish despite limited resources - all while sticking to his brand of attacking, possession-based football.
All this prompted Liverpool owners John Henry and Tom Werner to make their move.
Gerrard thinks it was a fine appointment.
"Our fans demand that we are successful and that we win and if you are looking for a young manager out there who has everything going for him who can help us achieve that success I think you pick Brendan Rodgers," he told reporters.
"He gave up a top job in a comfortable situation at Swansea, where he'd done fantastically well, and had the bottle and the character to come and take this big job on.
"Now the responsibility and the pressure is shared with the likes of myself and Jamie (Carragher) because it is a tough club as well with the demands and expectations on a daily basis."