Former Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has warned the Reds that they must avoid making any knee-jerk decisions this summer, in the aftermath of a disappointing season.
The pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers has continued to grow since Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat against Hull City, our fourth defeat since the end of March, when our fine run of form was brought to an end by Manchester United.
This will be the third season in succession that we will not win a major trophy, a fact that has been pointed out on numerous occasions by Liverpool fans and neutrals alike. However, Parry feels that Rodgers has done enough to prove why he’s the right man to take us forward.
He told BBC Sport: “You have to stay strong. You’ve got to stick to your principles and not be blown this way and that. By last season’s standards, this season’s been a little bit disappointing.
“Then again, two domestic cup semi-finals and still technically in contention for a Champions League place is not a million miles away.”
Parry is also confident that Fenway Sports Group will back Rodgers in the upcoming transfer window and allow him to spend big on new signings for a second successive summer.
We spent over £100m on new players last summer but have still struggled to replicate the goals of the departed Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona in a £75m deal.
“You don’t go from zero to hero overnight and you don’t go from hero to zero overnight,” he added.
“But at a club like Liverpool, the weight of expectation, from the fans and the ownership in terms of delivering and winning trophies, is very high.”