After a moribund conclusion to the previous campaign, the writing was on the wall for Rodgers and Liverpool’s fortunes were not deemed to have improved sufficiently for owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to stand by their man.
In the aftermath of his dismissal, rumours are circulating around two names in particular as potential successors to the Northern Irishman, Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti, and here we’ve compiled a few of the stories doing the rounds surrounding the two on Monday morning.
“I’m disappointed for him but he’s had three good years at a big club and has gained loads of experience as a manager“, Taylor said. The Same source also mentioned that Klopp will bring Bosnian Zeljko Buvac as an assistant manager with him.
“We would like to place on record our honest thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment”, said the joint statement.
Former Huddersfield Town chairman and chief executive Ian Ayre is at the heart of Liverpool’s search for a new manager.
“You can’t guarantee success with either guy…There is no guarantee that any manager will walk through the door at Anfield, turn it around and make it successful”.
Liverpool are preparing to count the cost from Brendan Rodgers’ sacking.
Carragher’s preference for Klopp is shared by former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness.
Liverpool now sit 13th in the table with eight points from six games, while Villa have collected just four points, but Rodgers has stressed they cannot underestimate Saturday’s opponents.
He’d be hoping to do better than the last of his countrymen to manage one of England’s elite squads, Felix Magath, the former Mannschaft player and manager at Stuttgart, Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg who took over at Fulham in February 2014. “I was surprised at the letter when you are a loan player so I would suspect that he should come back“.
“I am always sad when that happens because I think he is a quality manager”.
“However, I’m not sure that Liverpool need a safe pair of hands at this time“.
Rodgers is the second Premier League manager to part company with a club this season after Dick Advocaat, who stood down at Sunderland earlier yesterday. He was the closest certainly to win the Premier League of all the managers who have been working for the club. He’s been there three and a bit years, they haven’t won a trophy and they’ve played Champions League football once, that’s not good enough for Liverpool.
Liverpool’s announcement overshadowed a dominant performance by Arsenal, as the London club knocked United off the top of the standings.