Brendan Rodgers has actually dismissed criticism of Newcastle United’s style of play under Steve Bruce and has backed the Magpies head coach to deliver attacking football in time.

A bad run of outcomes and efficiencies in December culminating in the miserable Carabao Cup exit at Brentford has actually increased the pressure on United’s manager.

The Magpies put in an enhanced display in the goalless draw to Liverpool in their last getaway in 2020, however Bruce continues to be compared to his predecessor by experts and certain areas of the club’s fanbase.

The Newcastle manager regreted the ‘mass hysteria’ following the Brentford defeat, and continues to safeguard his side as a ‘operate in progress’ when provided with his side’s attacking statistics up until now this season.

Leicester are the next visitors to St James’ Park on Sunday, and Foxes manager Rodgers has protected his opposite number ahead of their upcoming clash.

The former Liverpool supervisor thinks ‘it was never ever going to be an easy task’ for Bruce, and reckons he is fighting the same tactical problem that Benitez faced throughout his time on Tyneside.

Bruce has actually previously spoken of his desire to shift Newcastle into a ‘front foot’ outfit, and Rodgers thinks he will succeed in this goal in time.

The Leicester boss stated: “I believe from what I’ve seen of Steve, he’s sought to organise them in a method that doesn’t expose them.

” The times, even when Rafa was there, anytime they did that, they yielded objectives. There’s a substantial expectation at Newcastle, it’s a huge club, and it’s another one of those clubs where you have actually got to win and win in a specific method.

” That’s always crucial in terms of their expectation. How Steve has actually handled it in the time he’s existed, it was never going to be an easy job, however I’m pretty sure where they remain in the table and the points, it’s as great as what they have actually had in the last couple of years at this phase.

” This is a guy who has actually played in groups who played great football so he will always want to go down that route. However he likewise knows that winning is very important and remaining in the league is essential and the longer he is there, I make certain he will slowly construct the team and get the types of players because he would like to.”