Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers: How Did I Go From Manager of the Year to Useless Within Six Months?

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Anfield side confused by criticism.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has responded to ongoing criticism leveled at him arguing his case following a recent run of bad form according to the Telegraph.

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Rodgers helped his side to a surprise runners-up finish last term, and a subsequent return to the Champions League, but the loss of Luis Suarez and the inability of his new signings to make an impact have left Liverpool struggling for form.

Liverpool sit in 11th place in the Premier League table and failed to negotiate a path to the Champions League knockout stages leaving Rodgers the subject of potential exit speculation.

Rodgers has moved to quash such talk, stating:

“Six or seven months ago I was the [League Managers’ Association’s] ‘manager of the year’ and I was going to be ‘this and that’ and ‘tactically this and tactically that’. But because we lost our two world-class players – one out of the club [with Luis Suárez sold to Barcelona for £75?million], one injured [Daniel Sturridge] – I’m useless. But I accept that.”

“It is a fair point that people are looking at us and seeing that we haven’t been as dynamic as the last couple of years, but there are simple reasons for that,”

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