Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised Arsenal fans for the way they’ve treated Arsene Wenger ahead of Sunday’s clash at Anfield…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hit out at football fans, and Arsenal supporters in particular, for the treatment of their managers, reports the Mirror.
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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has come in for some severe criticism recently, with the North London club not getting off to a great start to their season.
Back to back 4-1 wins over Galatasaray and Newcastle United have seen the calls for his head die down, but the Frenchman is probably still just a loss away from another torrent of abuse.
Rodgers lambasted the Emirates Stadium faithful for the treatment of their manager, branding their actions “disgraceful” following recent events.
He also defended his own position at Anfield; stating that the snap judgements made by fans were part of the game, and something that needed to be accepted.
“Arsene Wenger has been an iconic figure for football. You get criticised when you don’t win games, but some of the personal stuff he takes is absolutely disgraceful,” said Rodgers.
“The other week he was at West Brom and that (treatment by fans) was absolutely disgraceful. As a leading figure in football, a real statesman of the game, it was really poor.
“But that is the modern world, unfortunately. Six or seven months ago I was the manager of the year. Because we lost two world class players, one out of the club (Suarez) and one injured (Sturridge), I am now useless. But I accept that.”
The two managers meet in the Premier League this Sunday afternoon, and both will be looking to appease their fans by avoiding defeat.
The Reds have slipped into the bottom half of the table, while the North Londoners find themselves in seventh place.
The Gunners will be hoping to keep up the pressure on the top four, while Rodgers need to do something soon if they want to rescue their season.