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Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers over the phone

Liverpool elected to sack manager Brendan Rodgers over the phone following the Anfield side’s 1-1 draw with local rivals Everton according to The Independent.

The Mersyside club’s American owners had already committed to axing Rodgers ahead of their draw on Sunday but wanted to wait until after the fixture before handing the news to the 42-year-old manager.

FSG, Fenway Sports Group, who own Liverpool Football Club believed the time was right to sack Rodgers as they can now take the time to appoint a replacement during the international break.

Liverpool will hope to have a new manager in place prior to their next fixture, away to Tottenham, on Saturday the 17th of October.

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Rodgers, who had previously managed Watford, Reading and Swansea City, was appointed as Liverpool manager in June 2012 and guided the club to a seventh place finish in his debut campaign.

A runners-up spot was secured in 2013/14, Liverpool running Man City close for the title, but the loss of Luis Suarez in the summer led to Rodgers seeing his side fall down to sixth spot and the current campaign has been more down than up, leading to his sacking.

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