Formers Reds strikers says John W Henry was close to wielding the axe.
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Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has claimed that Reds owner John W Henry has tried to sack Brendan Rodgers, but was talked down by club legends.
It’s been an unimpressive season so far for the Reds who crashed out of the Champions League in mid-week after just one win in the competition and currently lie ninth in the Premier League despite a £110 million spending spree by Rodgers in the summer.
Henry was ready to wield the axe on the Northern Irishman, but has decided to give him more time after being talked down by club legends.
“I heard two weeks ago that John Henry has tried to sack Brendan Rodgers a couple of times already,” said Stan Collymore in the Daily Star.
“He was persuaded not to by Ian Ayre and a couple of club legends, who were sought out for their counsel. In my opinion, it would be wrong for Henry to pull the trigger too soon,” said Collymore. “He should wait until the end of the season at least and see where Liverpool stand.”
“But Rodgers’ signings just haven’t worked. Adam Lallana has been no better than a six out of 10, Mario Balotelli a five, Rickie Lambert five, Lazar Markovic five It’s been the stuff of nightmares.”
Liverpool face Manchester United on Sunday in what could be a crucial week for the Reds. With Arsenal visiting Anfield the week after the Reds could find their top four hopes dashed before the new year.