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Liverpool legend comments on Brendan Rodgers’ future as pressure mounts on Anfield boss

Jamie Carragher has spoken out in defence of Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers in light of the Reds’ underwhelming 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Sunday.

The Merseyside heavyweights started the season strongly, with back-to-back (if not wholly convincing) victories over Bournemouth and Stoke City, but their form has subsequently trailed off.

They managed to secure an admirable 0-0 draw away at Arsenal, but that has been followed by defeats to West Ham United and rivals Manchester United.

While Norwich have impressed in spells during the Premier League since returning to the top flight, Liverpool will surely have been hoping to return to winning ways in front of their own fans on Sunday.

However, they could only manage to limp to a 1-1 draw, with Danny Ings’s opener cancelled out by a 61st-minute effort from centre-back Russell Martin.

Despite upping the ante in the final half an hour of the match, introducing Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana from the bench, Rodgers’s side were unable to find the winning goal.

Following the match, as reported by the Mirror, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to call for former Bundesliga Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp to step in and end the disappointing Rodgers regime.

However, Liverpool great Carragher has insisted that Rodgers will be given more time by the clubs owners, although admits that things must improve.

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“They decided to give him the benefit of the doubt at the start of the summer,” Carragher began, as reported by the Mirror.

“If you give him that much money, then after eight or nine games why make the change?

“In their last 18 games, they haven’t scored more than one goal and that’s the problem for a manager who is attack-minded like Brendan Rodgers.”

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