COLIN PASCOE is loving life at Liverpool and believes the future is bright for the club under Brendan Rodgers.

The former Wales and Swansea midfielder was installed as Rodgers’ No 2 last month.

Pascoe was already on the staff at Swansea when Rodgers took over in 2010 but he was soon promoted to the role of assistant.

Together they got the Swans promoted to the Premier League.

“Brendan and I share similar beliefs and we hit it off straight away when he came in,” Pascoe said. “When he arrived at Swansea, we talked through the philosophy of the style Brendan wanted to play.

“Our ideas were similar and it’s great to work with someone who likes the team to get the ball down, pass it and move it, but also work hard off the ball too.

“He’s a manager who loves his players to express themselves and win games.

“It was a dream come true to come here.

“I’ve always thought of Liverpool of being a team who pass and move the ball, and make the opposition work hard to get anything. When teams come to Anfield, they need to really earn anything they get.

“I’m really excited by the challenge and I am sure there are exciting times ahead.”

Pascoe is no stranger to Anfield. He made his senior debut there for Swansea on his 18th birthday in a 3-0 defeat to Bob Paisley’s Liverpool in 1983.

He added: “It was an awesome experience.

“What I remember most about the game is chasing the ball! A lot of my memory of the day is quite blurred because it was so many years ago now, but I can remember pulling up at Anfield and there being a lot of fans outside, then going through the warm-up and kick-off.

“There was a brilliant atmosphere inside the stadium, but unfortunately I was on the end of a 3-0 defeat.”

Born in Bridgend, he spent seven years at Swansea before joining Sunderland in 1987. Five years later he went back to Swansea and went on to play for Blackpool, Merthyr Tydfil and Carmarthen before retiring in 1996.

Pascoe moved into coaching with Cardiff City’s Academy before becoming part of the Swansea backroom team in 2005.