Liverpool boss waxed lyrical about his managerial counterpart after their 2-0 friendly win.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has described Melbourne Victory counterpart Ange Postecoglou as “outstanding” following Wednesday night’s friendly win.
The Reds beat their A-League hosts 2-0 at a sold-out Melbourne Cricket Ground, thanks to goals from captain Steven Gerrard and Iago Aspas, with Rodgers pleased by the efficiency of his side’s performance in what was only their third pre-season match.
However, the Northern Irishman was delighted to be given such a stern exam on their first summer trip to Australia and reserved special praise for Postecoglou and his young Victory team, believing them to be kindred spirits when it comes to their football philosophies.
“Melbourne Victory is a very good side, I’ve got to say that their coach is outstanding,” Rodgers told Fox Sports.
“I’ve had a couple of chats with him and to see his team play, he’s very similar to myself and he believes the game should be played in a certain way.
“You can see the team is very well coached, so we knew it was going to be a tough game for us.”
Liverpool will now embark on the final leg of their Asia tour as they head to Thailand to take on a Thai National Team XI in Bangkok.