Graham Beecroft, Liverpool-based journalist, thinks Brendan Rodgers’ days at Liverpool are numbered – and has claimed to have inside information which suggests FSG actually decided to sack him before last night’s ‘win’.
Beecroft works for talkSPORT as a Liverpool correspondent, and has a long affiliation with the club having been present at both Heysel and Hillsborough disasters.
“John W Henry would have looked at that performance and thought, ‘this is not good enough and a change has to be made’, and I understand that is going to happen,” Beecroft told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“In fact, the club board were split in what to do with Brendan Rodgers, but the power base in Boston decided before this game they were going to make the change.
“This result will simply have reinforced the fact they feel they have to do that.”
Under Rodgers’ guidance, Liverpool have gained 16 points from their past 15 Premier League fixtures. Last night against Carlisle, an expensively recruited side failed to break down a League Two outfit in the League Cup, and scraped through on penalties.
It was grim, and the few remaining fans still behind the manager are quickly changing their tune – because sadly, it looks like the players no longer believe in his ideas.
It’s unlikely a change will be made before the Aston Villa clash Saturday, and we can’t guarantee by any stretch that Beecroft’s claims are concrete – but what is certain is this: time us running out for Rodgers.
According to Beecroft, Liverpool fans shouldn’t get their hopes up in regards to Rodgers’ potential replacement…
“Liverpool swiftly denied any talks with Carlo Ancelloti when the rumours became public, however you might remember Jurgen Klopp has been linked with the Liverpool job for quite some time and they’ve never issued any statement regarding that, so Liverpool fans saw that as being a little bit fishy,” he continued.
“Unless something happens, whereby Ancelloti says no, that will be the only thing that will save Brendan, and even then, he would only stay in the short term.
“One thing I can tell you is that Jurgen Klopp will not be the next Liverpool manager.”
It seems odd that Klopp is being ruled out, especially considering the fact Sky Sports have today claimed that he wants a job in England.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 24, 2015