EPL: Rodgers V Moyes

EPL: Rodgers V Moyes
Manchester United's manager Moyes reacts as Liverpool's manager Rodgers watches.

1) Walking in footsteps of legends

At this stage, Rodgers and Moyes share more similarities than they do differences.

Both men succeeded monsters, omnipresent giants who will cast a shadow for decades to come.

The task almost overwhelmed Rodgers.

An assured, progressive manager at Swansea, he appeared to shrink under the sign This Is Anfield.

The spectre of a glorious king - Kenny Dalglish - loomed large.

The heir apparent got tongue-tied, lapsing into management-speak and self-help soundbites. But he is gradually overhauling the excessive royal court of his predecessor.

The cut-price waste management sales of Charlie Adam, Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing underlined Dalglish's fumbling.

Rodgers' smart pre-season signings reveal an increasingly confident manager finally putting his personal stamp on the squad.

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