Liverpool FC manager backed to be sacked after Palace defeat
Brendan Rodgers as short as 6/1 to be next Premier League manager fired
November 24th, 2014
Liverpool FC’s season already lies in tatters after a dismal start to their Premier League campaign along with three defeats in the Champions League which suggests the Reds’ participation in that competition could end next month.
It’s not the season envisaged by Brendan Rodgers and there are now a growing section of Liverpool supporters calling for the manager’s head, with the bookmakers anticipating a potential sacking at Anfield.
888sport and Winner are among those firms going 6/1 about Rodgers being the next Premier League manager out of a job, with Coral offering 8/1 although the Northern Irishman admits that his position is a precarious one after Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Selhurst Park.
“I’m not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything,” Rodgers said. “Any manager will tell you that you have to win games and you have to get results, especially after how we’ve been developing as a football club. But I have a great communication line with the owners. We’ve been honest enough with each other but ultimately you have to get results. You have to perform. In my first year when we weren’t maybe getting the results we were performing well.
“Owners and directors and chairmen and chief executives have to see development on the field. Barring this period, our development has been very good and fast. But there’s no doubt as a manager you have to get results. That will support the confidence to the owners, and you take it from there. I will only ever do my best. The best has seen us develop well. Now I need to fight even harder. And take the responsibility because as manager full responsibility comes down to me. Any pressure comes on to me.”
Paddy Power now offer 6/4 that Brendan Rodgers fails to see out the season at Anfield, with Coral going a much bigger 5/2 about that happening.