Jamie Carragher believes that Brendan Rodgers' tactics will bring an exciting edge to Liverpool next season, after the manager took Swansea to emulate Barcelona's attacking style of play.

The Reds were on the lookout for a new manager after Kenny Dalglish took the club to finish a disappointing eighth in the Premier League table, and while Rodgers said no to the club at first, he was eventually announced as the gaffer last month.

Rodgers doesn't have any Champions League experience, and is a somewhat risky move by Liverpool, but Carragher believes that he can take his style from Swansea and give the side the attacking flair they need to challenge for a top four spot.

"Yes it is [an exciting project]," he told the Liverpool website. "We all look at how Swansea played last year - they were a breath of fresh air for the Premier League and I think that's probably one of the reasons why Brendan Rodgers has got the job."

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has big plans for Liverpoool, and Jamie Carragher is looking forward to seeing them put in place.

While Carragher admitted to being disappointed about Dalglish's sacking, the defender is looking forward to working with a new manager who can get the best out of the team in both the league and Cup competitions.

"He has a lot of experience coaching-wise - he's worked under Jose Mourinho," he explained. "So we're all looking forward to it.

"Obviously we're disappointed for Kenny and the staff [who have left] because I got on well with them but we have to move forward now and get right behind the manager."

Rodgers is coming into the Liverpool fold with a great deal of pressure on his shoulders; while owners FSG have insisted they want to make the club stable for the long term, they are also clear about the need for the side to get back into Champions League contention.

But armed with some young players who are yet to show their true potential, and with new faces this summer, the manager will be given a chance to show what he can do with a budget far larger than Swansea's.