No.1 Liverpool blog argues for and against Brendan Rodgers’ sacking

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With some speculation that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is under growing pressure at the club following a poor recent run of results, leading Liverpool blog Empire of the Kop has done a superb piece analysing four reasons for and against parting company with the Northern Irishman.

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Unsurprisingly, one of the major points going against Rodgers is his record in the transfer market, with only four names standing out as good buys so far – Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can and Alberto Moreno. Elsewhere, flops such as Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Tiago Ilori and Dejan Lovren make for grim reading for Reds fans.

In addition, it is pointed out that Liverpool missed out on the signing of Alexis Sanchez when he left Barcelona for Arsenal this summer, raising questions over whether or not the club can attract the world’s best talent with Rodgers at the helm.

Still, there are reasons mentioned for why the former Swansea City boss should remain at Anfield, including his attacking philosophy in comparison to previous managers, as well as his ability to bring through young players such as Raheem Sterling, Jordan Ibe and Jon Flanagan. Apart from that, there aren’t really many options out there for the club to consider at the moment, with big names like Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho clearly unavailable.

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