Following Liverpool’s dismal 6-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke City on the final day of the Premier League season, boss Brendan Rodgers has made extraordinary post-match comments regarding his future.
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Steven Gerrard’s final game for his beloved club was certainly not as he would have dreamed it would play out, as the Reds were spectacularly defeated by the Potters, which led to Liverpool fans calling for Rodgers’ head.
Despite only two days ago saying, in quotes from the Liverpool Echo, that he was 150% certain he would remain Liverpool manager next season, a humiliating 90 minutes of football has left him fearing the sack.
The Northern Irish manager said, “It was embarrassing, and if the owners want me to go, I’ll go,” as quoted by the Telegraph.
“But I still feel like I have a lot to offer here,” he continued.
“However I take full responsibility for today as manager, we have to go away and fix this.”
As the British tabloid state, this negative reaction is uncharacteristic of the former Swansea City manager, and is perhaps telling of the current problems at the club following their underachieving campaign.
It’s incredible to note that – only a season ago – Liverpool came within touching distance of lifting the Premier League trophy.
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge were, however, key to their stunning performances last term. The absence of the duo, combined with Rodgers’ summer signings failing to produce suggests that, perhaps, the 42-year-old is not the man to cement the Reds’ position as a top four side.