The Reds boss said that players such as the 26-year-old “make the difference” – as shown at Anfield on Saturday, as he played a vital role in their victory.
Rodgers is being forced to endure the “unedifying cult of the next Liverpool manager being prematurely ordained while the current one fears being devoured in his office”, he adds.
The Swiss side fell to a dismal 1-0 home defeat against Vaduz, leaving them 13 points behind the ever dominant FC Basel already. “Every manager is under pressure when they’re not winning”.
“Liverpool’s fiercely loyal supporters tend to be the last to turn against one of their own, but Rodgers has used up all his credits with fans who would now welcome his departure”.
The owners have backed Rodgers since he has been in the job, and so he has had the funds to express the direction in which he wants the team to go in. We had a similar situation with Martin Jol at Tottenham.
“I can understand why he ” s had a bit of a go, but he ” s just got to win games”.
It was leaked in the papers that Spurs were speaking to Juande Ramos.
We might see a changed side for the upcoming game keeping in mind the derby on Sunday. Only this time around, a few of the players likely to be rested were the ones being given a chance two weeks ago. That is still arguably the case but fortunately for Brendan Rodgers, the 26-year-old is capable of producing moments of inspiration on his own.
The manager has also started tinkering with his formations, something that infuriated the fans last season.
However, Redknapp – who made more than 200 Premier League appearances for Liverpool – has revealed he actually has sympathy for Rodgers and is by no means trying to force him out.
Jamie, who was taking part in a charity golf game between Liverpool and Manchester United legends, says that while he can understand the reasons behind Brendan’s outburst the only real answer to the critics is to win matches.
The club’s owners have stood by him for now, and given him money to spend, when they could easily have sacked him at the end of last season.