Reds are slowly improving under their new trainer this season.
Former Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged the club’s American owners to stick with current head coach Brendan Rodgers for the long term, says the Daily Mirror.
The one-time England international believes that the Fenway Sports Group, who bought the Reds in late 2010, should take a leaf out of their arch-rivals Manchester United’s book after the Red Devils remained patient with Sir Alex Ferguson in his early years at Old Trafford, despite the Scot not winning any trophies.
And ex-wide man Barnes feels that Liverpool are making progress under the Northern Irishman’s guidance this season, despite the team being set for only a seventh-place finish in the Premier League.
“Yes, there has been progress,” said Barnes. “And we are talking at a time when Sir Alex Ferguson is not around any more in management.
“Just look what he created at Old Trafford – and that was after they went three or four years without winning anything when he first came to the club.
“But United stuck with him because they believed in him. They trusted him.
“I would have liked to have seen Liverpool do that [be patient] with Kenny Dalglish, but they let him go. But I would like to see them do it now with Brendan Rodgers.
“If you look at the way Liverpool have played at times this season, it has been excellent. If they can do that consistently, then success will come.”
Rodgers took over from previous manager Dalglish last summer, arriving from Swansea City on a three-year deal, and in spite of a disappointing run in three different cup competitions this season, the Reds’ league form has improved drastically from last season under the Scot.