Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been elevated to the third most likely top-flight boss to leave his position after bookmakers once again shortened their odds on his exit.
The Northern Irishman was fourth on the list after last weekend’s shock FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Aston Villa, with his price averaging at 25-1.
However, the Reds’ disappointing 0-0 draw away to West Bromwich Albion in yesterday’s Premier League clash did nothing to improve matters for Rodgers in the sack race. He is now up to third in the list of at-risk managers, behind only Newcastle United’s John Carver and Manuel Pellegrini of Manchester City.
Some bookmakers are offering 12-1 on Rodgers leaving his post next. West Ham United’s Sam Allardyce had been ahead of the Liverpool chief as recently as a week ago, but he has drifted to 50-1.
Rodgers guided his team to second place in the Premier League table last season, and within a whisker of the title, but this term will end without a trophy and almost certainly outside the Champions League qualification places.