Breaking news from Merseyside as Brendan Rodgers has been sacked from Liverpool. After Liverpool’s disappointing season so far, after achieving such great results last season, today’s draw against rivals Everton was the final straw for the Liverpool higher ups.
Liverpool currently sit in 10th place in the Premier League with 12 points and a record of 3 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses. Although they sit only six points away from the top spot in the table, Fenway Sports Group have lost faith in Rodgers and led to his ouster.
The Reds tweeted an announcement early Sunday afternoon about Rodgers’ departure:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 4, 2015
In a statement coming from Fenway Sports Group, Principal Owner John W. Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon said, “Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.
They continued, “The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.”
Many are speculating who the new manager will be but the frontrunner for the job is former Borussia Dortmund boss Jürgen Klopp as has been heavily linked to the Red’s job even before Rodgers’ departure. However, we will have to wait and see what the plan for Liverpool is going to the future.
Liverpool’s next fixture is against Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League clash on October 17th and the question coming from Reds fans is, who will be at the helm of Liverpool F.C. during that game?