Brendan Rodgers has been sacked by Liverpool.
According to the BBC, the decision to can Rodgers was made by the Liverpool higher-ups at 18:30 BST, just hours after full-time. “The pressure is always bigger on the manager“.
“I think he was unlucky not to win the Premiership”.
They expressed their gratitude for his “hard work and commitment” and saluted the “wonderful moments” the club enjoyed with Rodgers as the club’s manager.
Following a poor start to his third season at the helm, the club have announced that Rodgers’ contract has been terminated with immediate effect.
“I can not believe it. I don’t understand it. It is a very harsh decision and he did not deserve that at all. It makes no sense to me, that decision”. I don’t think Brendan deserved that at all because he is a top manager. The Ancelotti camp said he wouldn’t speak with Liverpool officials unless there was a vacancy which there obviously now is but recent feedback hasn’t been that positive. He was fantastic here at Swansea. I can honestly say that. “It doesn’t make sense to me, to be honest”.
Five-time European champions Liverpool fired Rodgers on Sunday after a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park with another unconvincing performance.
Principal owner John W Henry confirmed Rodgers’ departure in a joint Fenway Sports Group statement on the website.
“I’d have preferred them to do it (sack Rodgers) in the summer”. He also conducted himself well in all the engagements that came with the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy, in which 96 Liverpool fans died during a crush at an FA Cup semifinal. It will give the players an injection of belief and confidence, which is going to help.
Jurgen Klopp is the leading candidate to be named as Liverpool’s new manager.
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp has been waiting for the right job to come along since leaving the German giants at the end of last season.
“Liverpool’s not an easy job now”. It is miles off. Rodgers can’t argue in a few ways. They gave him a lot of money to spend.
There will be a clamour for the likes of Steven Gerrard and/or Jamie Carragher to be involved in the new set-up. “They have become a selling club”.
I didn’t expect this to happen so soon. You do not turn down Liverpool Football Club.