Oct 4, 2015 – Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers Sacked Over Poor Start
Liverpool sacked manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday (Oct 4) following a year of disappointing results that culminated in a poor start to the current season.
The announcement came just hours after Liverpool had held Everton to a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park with another unconvincing performance.
Rodgers, 42, took Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title in 2014, but they finished sixth last season and are currently 10th in the table with 12 points from eight games.
Rodgers arrived from Swansea City in 2012 with a reputation for expansive football and built a team around Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard that captivated neutrals by making a thrilling tilt at the title in 2014.
But after a costly slip by Gerrard in a 2-0 defeat by Chelsea, Liverpool lost out to Manchester City and Rodgers’ subsequent attempts to re-shape his squad proved unsuccessful.
He spent around £192 million on new players over the last 16 months, but high-profile signings such as Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli have failed to pay off, while Suarez and Gerrard have both left along with Raheem Sterling.