By 90Min
October 28, 2017

Brendan Rodgers is formerly known for his spectacular 2013-14 season where he led the Reds to within inches of the elusive Premier League trophy.

Liverpool let wither a comfortable five point lead at the top of the table; had it not been for the now infamous Gerrard slip against Chelsea they may have gone on to claim the prize. 

The following season saw Liverpool lose their top scorer, Luis Suarez. This was followed by a campaign of lacklustre performances which saw the Reds finish at an underwhelming 6th. 

Ultimately, Rodgers was dismissed from his role, in 2015, after only four seasons at Anfield. 

In the aftermath of being sacked, Rodgers, whose parents both died of heart attacks, recognised that a break from football was necessary for his health.

When talking with the BBC, Rodgers explained what ensued after his dismissal, stating:

"I had an incident when I left Liverpool,

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"Within a couple of weeks I went to Dubai and I lay in fear one night that I was having a heart attack.

"I suppose my mum's situation maybe came over me because she died suddenly of a heart attack.

"I was rushed into the hospital. I was looked after great and it was basically a reaction to the body, the tightening of everywhere in and around my chest.

"It was starting to condition itself in terms of not having that pressure, so that was something that really made me sit up."

The 44-year-old Celtic Boss, stressed that the pressures of being in charge in Merseyside, at the young age of 39, often became overwhelming

Therefore a break from coaching was pivotal at that juncture of his career in order for him to prevent further health problems. Rodgers was appointed Celtic as Celtic manager in May 2016. 

His side is currently sitting three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with Rodgers inspiring them to a 61 unbeaten run in all domestic competitions.

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