Roy Hodgson named new Liverpool manager

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Roy Hodgson was confirmed as Liverpool's new boss on a three-year contract on Thursday after the Reds agreed a compensation package with Fulham.

New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson poses during his presentation at Anfield
New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson poses during his presentation at Anfield

Photo: Reuters

The 62-year-old takes over from Rafa Benítez, who quit Anfield last month after six years following a disappointing season that saw them finish seventh in the table.

Hodgson's stock has risen sharply since guiding the unfancied Cottagers to the Europa League Final last season.

He had previously steered the West London club to an unprecedented seventh-place finish in the Premier League in 2008/09 and last term kept Fulham, despite their European commitments, in mid-table.

"This is the biggest job in club football and I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successful football club," Hodgson told Liverpool's official website.

"I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood.

"I am both proud and excited at the prospect of working as the Liverpool manager."

Reds skipper Steven Gerrard added: "The club have made a good appointment in Roy Hodgson.

"Roy is hugely experienced and I believe he is the right man for Liverpool."

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