Brendan Rodgers is out at Liverpool FC. The club announced Sunday afternoon that they have parted ways with their manager. The announcement came after a disappointing 1-1 draw at Merseyside rivals Everton. After eight matches in the Premier League this season, Liverpool sit tenth in the table, with just 3 wins and 12 points. Notably, they were embarrassed 3-0 at home by West Ham United, and lost 3-1 at Old Trafford to Manchester United.
Liverpool FC has announced that Brendan Rodgers will leave his post with immediate effect: http://t.co/it2bKIJQbc pic.twitter.com/M3Af12Xnk3
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 4, 2015
The club released a statement with the announcement, saying “Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it“.
Rodgers had been manager of Liverpool since 2012. In those years he failed to win a single trophy, only qualifying for the UEFA Champions league once, for the 2014-15 season, where the team failed to progress out of the group stage, losing to Basel and Real Madrid. The season before, Liverpool had finished 2nd in the Premier League, albeit in a season without European football. They finished 7th in Rodgers’s first season, 2012-13.
Now, Liverpool look to find a new manager. The most likely option is Jurgen Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager who left his post at the club. In fact, several news outlets are already speculating that he’s already signed a contract at Anfield.