Brendan Rodgers sacked by Liverpool
After the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park it seems Liverpool were tired of waiting for the North Irishman to perform as they have terminated his contract with immediate effect. The process to appoint a new manager is underway with Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp currently the fan favourites.
In a joint Fenway Sports Group statement, Principal Owner John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon said: “We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment.”
“All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game.”
“Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.
“The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.”
Rodgers history at Liverpool
Rodgers joined Liverpool in 2012 while his first season at the club was lackluster, he managed to create headlines the following season where he won the Manager of the Year award. In the 2013-14 season, he almost won the season with Liverpool, but due to a few crucial losses at the end of the season they lost the trophy to Manchester City.
In the 2014-15 season, he was unable to replicate his performance from the previous season having lost his star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75 million, and Daniel Sturridge to injury for the majority of last season. The manager though was fortunate to keep his position at the club as the club faced a humiliating loss against Stoke on the last day of the season.
Rodgers looked to have found a new identity at the start of the season where he won the first two games, but it didn’t take long before things went bad for the manager. After the 0-0 draw with Arsenal, his side faced two humiliating losses where they lost 3-0 to West Ham and 3-1 to their rivals Manchester United.
While the two back to back losses put his position under threat, his continued mediocre performance in the Europa League and the Premier League convinced the Liverpool owners to sack him.