Liverpool’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, will be out of contract before September ends. You heard it here first.
Since the American owner, John Henry, took over, little remorse has been shown to managers who have failed to deliver top results. Anyone who gets rid of Kenny Dalglish from Liverpool F.C. is clearly happy to pull the trigger when they are not happy.
Rodgers appointment from Swansea was a brave decision but since he has taken the reins at Anfield, the Merseyside-outfit have not lived up to the high standards expected by the 18-time league champions.
Rodgers’ arrogant decision to leave out England and former Newcastle United striker, Andy Carroll, has left a bitter taste in the mouth, and the subsequent failure to secure the services of Clint Dempsey means the Reds are woefully short up front.
Nuri Sahin is untried and Fabio Borini has not looked like a marksman likely to net 20-plus league goals in his three outings so far.
Three games into the season and Liverpool sit in the relegation zone with a solitary point. Since Rafa Benitez left the club, Roy Hodgson and Dalglish have both failed on Merseyside, hardly two unknowns.
With Sunderland away, an experimental Manchester United at home, and a trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich left this month, anything but seven points from those three fixtures and the Northern Irishman will be walking the plank.
Rodgers’ transfer policy has been poor. Joe Allen for £15million from his former club, who themselves have picked up what looks to be the bargain of the season, Michu, for £2million from Rayo Vallecona, and the inability to off-load Jordan Henderson means that Liverpool’s bench looks like a glum place to be right now.
If things do not change quickly, then there will be a vacant position on Merseyside once again, and it will not be at Goodison!
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