Ancelotti is a great manager, but he’s gone to clubs where you’re expected to win trophies.
“They have got to get the feel-good factor within the club, which we haven’t had for a while now, and maybe that might have tipped the balance with the owners”, said former Reds striker John Aldridge. Forget talking about the title.
“I think that a younger and potentially hungrier manager in Jurgen Klopp would be the best fit for Liverpool in their current predicament”.
But Liverpool have since lost Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling, and despite significant investment in new players, Rodgers struggled to reproduce a winning formula.
Distinctly mixed success on that front has followed, with Liverpool rarely going in for the biggest names.
FSG said it meant to appoint in a “decisive and timely manner” when announcing Rodgers’ departure.
“I believe they have looked and probably already done the deal for it, and that is why they have made the decision [to sack Rodgers]”, Thompson told Sky Sports. Impressively, Rodgers also thanks the men that have sacked him. “The fans stay with everything behind the club and this is what Jurgen Klopp likes and what he needs”, the BBC quoted Effenberg as saying at the ASPIRE4SPORT conference in Berlin.
Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backed Rodgers to bounce back from the setback.
“Brendan is without doubt one of the most talented and forward-thinking British managers in the game“, he said. “I think he would be a great signing for them, I really do”.
That is another reason Carragher felt the change should have been made in the summer when it was clear things were going in the wrong direction for Liverpool under Rodgers. But that’s the way it goes now and I wish him good luck. It’s part of the job and I just take it as a compliment and shows that you’re doing your job properly.
Former Mainz manager Klopp turned Borussia Dortmund into one of Europe’s leading sides before his seven-year spell at the Westfalenstadion came to an end following a disappointing seventh-placed finish last season.
“I can’t see who else is going to do a better job for Liverpool at this moment in time so I am sad to hear that”. Or being defeated by their Manchester rivals United in September.
“Now, though, Liverpool are as far away from nailing down a Champions League spot as ever they have been”.