October 05, 2015

Liverpool part ways with Brendan Rogers: In a move that was either four months too late or six months early, another lackluster 1-1 result was the end of a 3+ season tenure for Rogers. Jurgen Klopp, rested after a four month break, is rumored to be first choice to take over after receiving a positive report on LFC from the team's German former midfielder Didi Hamann.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:15 AM - 4 comments

As well-known here I'm a long time Red and I come down on the four months late side of that question. What, I'd like to know, was the point of giving Brendan $100M+ to spend and only 11 games to make the team work? Especially when Benteke, Sturridge, Henderson and Firmino have all missed games from injury meaning Rogers really never got to put out a first choice starting XI, much less give that group time to jell.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on October 05, 2015

I think Fenway Group just wanted to fire him on the same day as Don Orsillo to localize the pain.

Sure Everton don't win anything, but once every couple of years they topple a manager at a big-name club.

posted by yerfatma at 11:31 AM on October 05, 2015

It's more likely it was due to the international break than getting a draw at Goodison. As another long time Red, I agree with Bill ... four months (at least) late. We've done almost nothing with the Suarez and Sterling money.

posted by Ricardo at 09:09 AM on October 06, 2015

It pains me to see one of my favorite coaches and Pokemon characters land on the wrong side of the Mersey so I am hoping for future Liverpool Echo headlines like "KLOPP FLOP AT KOP!"

posted by yerfatma at 03:53 PM on October 08, 2015

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