Brendan Rodgers has been sacked as the Liverpool Manager after serving three years at Anfield. While putting out a statement from the League Manager’s Association (LMA), Rodgers exclaimed that he was “incredibly disappointed” but thanked the club’s owners, players and fans.
The LMA statement read, “I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club. It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game’s great clubs for the last three year.”
The Northern Irishman received his marching orders right after their 1-1 premier league draw at their neighbours’ Everton on Sunday, confirmed ESPN FC. Reports also suggested that Jurgen Klopp, ex Borussia Dortmund manager, has been contacted by the Red’s owners in order to fill in the manager’s post by the end of the current international break.
Liverpool had a terrible run this season with just one win in their last nine games. Rodgers, during his farewell speech at LMA, said he was very proud to be associated with such a “magnificent football heritage”.
“Liverpool has a magnificent football heritage and I have nothing but respect and admiration for the history, tradition and values that make the city and the club so exceptional.”
Praising the Fenway Sports Group with a “special mention” he said, “Finally, I would like to give a special mention to John W. Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon. They gave me this great opportunity and even though we will no longer be working together I am sure our relationship and friendship will continue into the future.”
According to the reports filed by the Mirror UK, Jurgen Klopp is more than happy to take up the job at Anfield and talks have progressed well for the upcoming manager. Klopp is set to meet the officials on Tuesday and if everything goes according to the order, barring all hitches, the club will sign him by this weekend.