Liverpool has denied approaching Carlo Ancelotti about the possibility of succeeding their out of sort manager Brendan Rodgers. It was earlier reported that the Italian, who had great spells with AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, had been sounded out by Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), about taking over at Anfield. However, that was dismissed by the club, with sources suggesting such a move would be out of character with the way the Americans have operated to date.
Rodgers, who was retained by the FSG in spite of a poor 2014-15 season, was then given £80m to spend on new signings and paid £32.5m for his primary target, Christian Benteke, and a potential £29m for Roberto Firmino. In spite of this, the Reds have failed to taste success. Rodgers is having a tough time in managing the squad as he is yet to finalize the best playing XI for his team Rodgers is still searching for his best XI and switched from 4-3-3 to 3-4-1-2 in the last match against Norwich.
Liverpool has had a stuttering start to this season and they have not won in their last five matches. This left them 13th in the Premier League, they are only four points off fourth place, which remains the minimum target for Rodgers. Liverpool host League Two side Carlisle United in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday looking to end their poor run.
Earlier today, a French magazine reported that, during the end of season dinner at FSG, one of the attending guests was clear about the club’s managerial situation: “We cannot trust him”.