When it takes you penalty kicks to beat Carlisle United, the team with the worst defense in League Two, maybe it is time to take your football club in a new direction.
Keeping that in mind, Calciomercato has stated that the Anfield faithful want Rodgers out and are asking for one simple replacement, Carlo Ancelotti. Jamie Redknapp, their former midfielder, said that “something has to change” following the game against Carlisle, while Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal striker, said the club was in danger of going “backwards”.
It’s been a tough few weeks for Brendan Rodgers. Losing to Manchester United in the midst of this poor spell will have also irked fans who expect a raised level of performance against their most bitter of rivals.
“They made the decision to stick with the manager, which I have not got a problem with, and after five games it is too early [to sack him]”. Of course, we would have liked to have won the game in 90 minutes.
The Daily Mail reports that management at the club are now exploring the possibility of replacing Rodgers with Ancelotti, who previously managed current Premier League champions Chelsea.
In an attempt to spin-out some positivity from their cup scare, the Liverpool coach commended the “character” shown by the players to eventually get the job done.
Liverpool are languishing in 13th spot in the Premier League with just eight points from six games and host struggling Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday. “We need to give the fans something to shout about”. I don’t have any fears about us putting that right. Once everyone gets it [in their heads] that the manager is to blame then sometimes it runs away with everybody and that seems to have become the norm. If you looked at the bench at the weekend it was strong so the nucleus is there to actually go on and be threatening to win. There will be some changes but we’ll be strong.