Liverpool fans have turned their anger on manager Brendan Rodgers after the Reds lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
The supporters have pointed out that picking captain Steven Gerrard to play in the encounter may have been based on sentimentality. It is the 34-year-old’s final season at the club, but the team has been playing better without him in recent weeks.
As always when the Northern Irishman comes under pressure his transfer history has been questioned. Arguably only Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge have been proven successes at the club after being signed by Rodgers.
Were the Reds to fail to qualify for the Champions League the pressure will only heighten on the 42-year-old. As they are currently six points behind fourth placed Manchester City there is a genuine chance that this could happen. Liverpool have played a game less though so could still make up the gap.
Fans aren’t happy with him on Twitter…
— Philip (@sokretes) April 19, 2015
After the shambles of this season, Rodgers has lost leverage. Bring in a DoF or sack him
— liverpoolstuff (@liverpooIstuff) April 19, 2015
I think it’s time to let Rodgers go, he’s been great but now I think the time is right to move on to someone new
— E.Martin (@EthanMartin13) April 19, 2015
Wait, Rodgers said Gerrard was ‘excellent today’? Take back what I said, tie him up and dump in a river to see if he floats.
— PhantomGoal (@PhantomGoal) April 19, 2015
— Rob Leighton (@RobLeighton67) April 19, 2015
— r.toisuta (@RyanToisuta) April 19, 2015
Rodgers out! Bring back Rafa or bring Klopp in!
— Cerys Board (@Cerysboardxo) April 19, 2015
Don’t think Rodgers is a bad manager or a fraud. Lots of potential and I quite like him. Just think there are better ones out there for LFC.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) April 19, 2015
I like Rodgers but I have concerns that he won’t get us any further than where we are. It may be time for a change of manager #LFC
— Matt Gibbs (@MrMattGibbs) April 19, 2015
Brendan Rodgers is seriously the epitome of cluelessness
— Aneeq (@Wazzalogy) April 19, 2015