He also thinks that it is a desperate time for the Reds…
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes that Brendan Rodgers could be sacked if things continue as they are, reports the Daily Mail.
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This is after the Reds went out of the Champions League on Tuesday night. They drew at home to Basel when they needed a win to go through to the knockout rounds.
The former defender thinks that the result was a disaster, and that performances from the Merseyside club this season have been poor so far. They are lying in ninth in the Premier League after fifteen games.
“If things don’t change then ultimately Brendan will pay the price. If this team keeps performing the way it is, I don’t think they will have any other option [but to sack Rodgers]. We are not even halfway through the season yet and I’m guessing most people don’t expect Liverpool to get into the top four,” said Nicol.
The 52-year-old also believes that dropping in to the Europa League will do the side no favours. He says that it will affect their domestic form while bringing many benefits to the side.
“The biggest surprise is how bad the performances are. The result against Basle was a complete disaster on so many levels. The performance level, the fact they are out of the Champions League and the fact they now go into the Europa League, which is going to do nothing but harm them in the Premier League,” he claimed.
The man who made over 300 appearances for the team is also unhappy with how the current squad has deteriorated since last season.
“You really wonder where this team is going. He has tried to add to the squad to make it better and somehow it has turned the other way. It is a team that is completely rudderless. If you watched the game against Basle and the game against Sunderland, they don’t look to have any imagination going forward, and defensively they look at odds. This is just a desperate time for Liverpool,” Nicol believes