Former Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers has said his foray into Scottish football has made him a better manager.

He credited everything that he has faced in his short time as the Celtic boss as a plus and a developmental tool.

Rodgers, who is set to be named the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year soon, is still chasing the treble after an incredible year. He was named for the award alongside Jim Duffy, Alan Archibald and Derek McInnes but he is clearly the favourite to pick up the honour.

Rodgers said from his first day in charge of the club he could sense the commitment from the fans and that he needed to repay the faith placed in him as manager. He said he knew no one but McInnes from his time at Bristol City. He praised the coaches in Scotland, adding that they were a different test compared to those he faced while in the Premier League.

Rodgers praised the creativity and work ethics of the managers in Scotland despite the lack of facilities and finance needed.

“It would be wrong to single just one out. But coming to Scotland means I’m a better manager now than when I left Liverpool,” he declared. He attributed the reasons to the players he had and the coaches he competed/is competing with.

He praised his squad for their consistency even when they come against small teams. He admitted that the tactics and styles he used in Scotland were different from those in England before adding that he would be still get better in a year’s time.