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Jose backs Brendan

•Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has backed his friend Brendan Rodgers to succeed at Liverpool.

"I am very happy with his appointment at Liverpool, especially because he did it as a consequence of all his amazing work at Swansea," said Mourinho.

•"Brendan is a good man, a family guy and a friend.

"When he joined us at Chelsea he was a young coach with lots of desire to learn.

•"But he was also a coach with ideas, who was ready not just to listen but also to communicate and share."