Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has labelled the banner that flew over Anfield calling for Brendan Rodgers to be sacked as embarrassing.
The stunt was pulled before the Reds’ match with QPR on Saturday. The banner read ‘Rodgers OUT Rafa IN’ as it was displayed over the ground by a low flying plane. ‘Rafa’ presumably refers to Rafa Benitez, who won the Champions League with the side in 2005 and is currently managing Napoli.
The incident is reminiscent of a similar banner being flown over Old Trafford while David Moyes was manager of Manchester United, calling for the Scot to be sacked. Of course, the former Everton boss was eventually cut loose by the United hierarchy.
However, Rodgers’ side seemed to respond well to the message, beating QPR to register their first win in three matches. In recent times they have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Aston Villa and slipped away in the race for Champions League qualification. This has led to the Northern Irishman coming under pressure, but having guided them to second last time round surely he will be given some time to change their fortunes.
Carragher tweeted this before the game.
About to leave for Anfield, hope this Rodgers banner supposedly flying over the ground is called off as it’s embarrassing to club & fans.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) May 2, 2015