Brendan Rodgers was unveiled as the new coach of Liverpool on Friday.
The former Swansea boss, who two weeks ago turned down an offer to talk to Liverpool about the job, has signed a three year deal.
The club’s American owners believe Rodgers has got what it takes to bring back the glory days to Anfield.
The new boss says that might take some time.
Rodgers said: ‘‘It’s been 20 years since they’ve won the title and for sure — and the realism — because we might not be ready for the title now, but the progress begins today and that’s a new cycle and of course that’s something that we’ll work towards for the years to come”
The 39-year-old Northern Irishman is only the 18th manager in the 120 year history of the club.
He replaces Kenny Dalglish at the helm after the Scot was sacked following a disappointing eighth place finish in the premier league last season.