Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has revealed recently that the sacked club manager Brendan Rodgers was given ample time to settle things out and save his job.
Liverpool sacked Rodgers after a disappointing start this season, which got worse when the reds managed to get a 1-1 draw with city rivals Everton.
So to get things right on track Rodgers was let go. The conclusion of a rocky adventurous journey that started with plenty of promising aspects but bumped into a mediocrity end.
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has been appointed, with the German mastermind initially penning a three years deal. Currently, the Reds are at the tenth position with just twelve points in their opening eight league fixtures.
During Klopp’s unveiling, the club chairman was quite confident when justifying the smooth sacking of Rodgers. He stated, “We gave Brendan, as you know, the opportunity to see if we could improve this season. There was some good football last season and some not so impressive. There were some challenges that dealt with injuries; we brought in some new players that Brendan recommended that we thought would take us forward. We are where we are, I don’t want to say too much. Brendan is an outstanding manager and we decided to move in a different direction and I am very much optimistic.”
Though, he tagged Brendan with the word ‘outstanding manager’ somehow the complement looked like a bit mockery.
The Northern Irishman’s arrival accompanied much fanfare after a dream spell with Swansea City. Liverpool was playing some excellent football in his first season and almost won the Premier league title in 2013-14, that was his second season.
But following Luis Suarez’s departure, the Reds started faltering. Liverpool ousted from Champions League group stage in the 2014-15 campaign and couldn’t hold onto Premier League’s top four, finally their 2015-16 campaign has been very mediocre.