Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodger joined Liverpool from Swansea in June 2012. He had done well with Swansea and so a lot was expected from him, maybe too much.
Rodgers has become the first Liverpool manager not to win a trophy in their first three years at the club. Not only that, the club is performing well below par.
Last season Liverpool fans were delighted as now Barcelona man Luis Suarez lit up the premier League. They were at the top of the table for a long period, but slipped up, (literally) and handed the title to Manchester City.
Rodgers was praised last season for being one of the best managers in the Premier League, but soon after Suarez left, things changed; drastically. Liverpool fans found out it wasnt Rodger’s being an excellent manager, but it was Suarez being a great player himself and also improving the performance of his team mates.
The Northern Irishman hasn’t been able to replicate the performances of last season much, if at all. The reds do have their flashes of brilliance when players such as Phillippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge are on the ball, but with Sturridge having recurring injury problems, the problems are mounting for Rodgers and Liverpool.
One positive thing that Rodgers has done with the reds is include a lot of young talent in the squad. He has brought in players such as Jordon Ibe, Jon Flanagan, and a man whom I attended school with, Jordan Rossiter.
Putting it lightly, Liverpool fans have been through a rollercoaster of emotions.
From terrible moments like being humiliated by Manchester United at Old Trafford where they lost 3-0 to excellent moments like when their magician Phillippe Coutinho smacked one in off the bar to send Liverpool through in the FA Cup in the dying seconds.
After being knocked out in the Champions League group stage, the reds were looking to get back into Europe, and specifically, the Champions League. After a dismal start to the season, it didn’t look at all likely, but the reds had a stunning run of form and got themselves into a position where they could contend for a top four place.
At one point they were just one point behind Manchester United, but that all changed when the Red Devils came to Anfield and beat Liverpool 2-1. The Reds are currently in 5th place and are on 61 points, leaving Rodgers’ men are four points behind Louis Van Gaal’s United team with not long to go in the season.
The reds were defeated by Hull City at the KC Stadium last week (28th April) but victory against Leicester City at the weekend and United’s defeat against West Brom means that the Reds are now just four points behind van Gaal’s men.
In conclusion, I don’t 100% believe Rodgers should be sacked as he has brought some good times to Anfield, but with Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave the club in the summer, there is always a possibility the reds could get him; and maybe he’ll even take Marco Reus with him. I would like to see Rodgers stay but if Klopp agreed to manage Liverpool, they would surely have to snap up the opportunity.