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It’s the owners’ fault! Former Liverpool star defends under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers

THIS ex-Liverpool man thinks Rodgers has had a hard time – is he right?

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has leaped to the defence of under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers and blamed the club’s transfer policy for his failings.

The Reds have made a bad start to the season after another busy summer of spending, leading to calls from some quarters for Rodgers to be sacked and replaced by Jurgen Klopp, who has announced he would be available for a job in the Premier League.

However, Murphy feels the Liverpool owners have made life difficult for Rodgers by not backing him in the transfer market.

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“I’ve harped on about the recruitment at Liverpool, and it’s killed Brendan at times, really,” the ex-England international is quoted on talkSPORT.

“I think he’s taken the backlash for the owners and the transfer committee.

“Yes, he has a say, I’m sure he has an influence with certain players, but I’m sure there are other times where he’s told, ‘no you can’t have him’.

“He’s been outspoken in the past of his admiration for Ashley Williams at Swansea, but he wasn’t within Liverpool’s criteria.”

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