The Northern Irish coach failed to build on the fine performance he oversaw during the 2013-14 season, and after last season’s misery carried over into this season, he was duly dispatched and replaced by German coach Jurgen Klopp.
Despite losing at home to Crystal Palace, Klopp has guided Liverpool to victories over Manchester City and Chelsea, largely vindicating the club’s owners’ decision to offload Rodgers.
However, the axed boss has no shortage of suitors, and having been linked heavily with a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray, he now has new admirers in the Middle East.
According to the Express, ambitious Al Sadd see Rodgers as the kind of big-name appointment that could transform their standing in the world game.
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The Qatari side have already signed Barcelona midfield legend Xavi Hernandez on a £7 million-per-year deal, and his presence could tempt Rodgers to agree to the club’s reported £10 million offer.