While Liverpool fans getting frustrated with their manager Brendan Rodgers for consecutive poor results, former legendary commentator John Motson has stated that he believes that there is a ‘conspiracy’ against the Northern Irishman.
The commentator whose iconic voice featured in over 1500 matches in television and radio covering huge tournaments like FIFA World Cup, European Championship and many more, believes that there are “certain people” driving an “agenda” and “niggling away” at the Northern Irishman, who has had an underwhelming start to the new season.
Rodgers took charge at Liverpool in 2012 replacing club legend Kenny Dalglish as the manager of the most decorated club in England but has nothing to show for it reaching his fourth year in charge of the Reds.
Apart from the 2013-14 season thanks to a genius of Luis Suarez in charge of Liverpool attack, Liverpool never looked like a force in England. They missed the title narrowly that season but apart from that Rodgers never finished in top four which is nowadays the prime target for fans and the owners.
Fans wanted Rodgers to be sacked at the end of last season, but the owners kept faith in the former Swansea manager. However, after the dismal start of the season winning just two of the seven games in all competitions and the fans have started raising their voices against the manager and wants him to be sacked and also wanted former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp to be succeeding him at Anfield.
Football fans and pundits also criticized the manager due to his poor tactics and gameplay.
But the famous veteran commentator stated that he believes that there is some kind of conspiracy going on against Brendan Rodgers.
Speaking on BBC’s Monday Night Club, and exasperated Motson said: “I think there is some kind of conspiracy going on against Brendan Rodgers.”
He even took a dig at Jamie Carragher and he believes that he might have been part of the conspiracy as he is in media.
“Every time I read an article in the media, and I now a lot of their ex-players are in the media so that might have something to do with it, it seems that they are digging away at him.”
“If we can put things in perspective, and I’m no lover of Liverpool in modern times, two years ago he nearly won the league. He then loses Suarez, Sterling, Sturridge and Gerrard and I think you can say they are pretty big players.”
“He goes out and buys six new players this summer and they’ve played six games and yet they are niggling away at him all the time.”
“What do Liverpool seriously expect? They haven’t won the league for over 20 years. I think there’s an agenda there, and I think there are certain people driving it.”