Roy Evans and Steve Nicol go to town on Northern Irish boss…
Following Liverpool’s Champions League exit on Tuesday evening at the hands of FC Basel, two former club legends think Brendan Rodgers is living on borrowed time.
Here’s what they had to say:
“The way we approached the game was a bit negative for me. We started the game – a game we needed to win – with a really low tempo. We didn’t put them under pressure and I’m thinking, “Go for them”
“If you need to win, why not put them under pressure from the word go? We waited until we were down to 10 men with 20 minutes to go and then we throw everything at them. We nearly got there but why not do it from the start? That’s the only gripe I’ve got.
“You can be too tactical, you can over think the whole thing. Sometimes you need to think, “OK, we need to win this one game, go out and go for it”.”
“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.
“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.
“You really wonder where this team is right now.”
(Courtesy of the Daily Mail)