Rodgers needs time to do a Dortmund and turn Liverpool into champions, says Sahin
09:00 GMT, 17 October 2012
Nuri Sahin has backed Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to follow the Jurgen Klopp route to the top.
Sahin, who joined Liverpool on a year-long loan from Real Madrid in the summer, was part of the Borussia Dortmund team who won successive titles under Klopp in 2011 and 2012.
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Klopp took a while to put his own stamp on Dortmund after arriving in 2008 and Sahin expects Rodgers to do the same at Anfield.
'It will take time to take Liverpool back to where it wants to be,' Sahin told Liverpool FC Magazine.
'When Klopp came we did not have a squad to be champions.
'He changed a lot, bringing his own philosophy in. It took a while for everybody to follow it.
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'He had to be calm and consistent. If you go on this way, in the first two or three weeks, okay, you might not get the results, but in the long-term it will go your way if you don't change it.
'The club gave Klopp the time to do this and it worked out very well. As a character he is a person who relates to the player.
'I can see Brendan doing the same. Brendan's character was very influential in me coming here.'
Patience: Jurgen Klopp took his time to turn Borussia Dortmund into champions