Brendan Rodgers has fired a shot at Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group by suggesting the club didn’t fully back him during his reign at Anfield.
The Northern Irishman ran the show at Liverpool between 2012 and 2015, and he didn’t do the worst job by any means, but was sacked after a poor start to the 2015/16 season.
We came close to winning the Premier League title under Rodgers in the 2013/14 season, but those days were well behind us by October 2015.
But now the Leicester boss has claimed that the Reds’ successes went downhill because he didn’t get the full backing from the club – perhaps he’s taking a leaf from his former mentor, Jose Mourinho’s, book.
Speaking after the Foxes’ 2-0 win over Arsenal this weekend, Rodgers said, as per the Metro: “I think if you look when I was in Scotland [with Celtic] we had defensive records as well.
“At Liverpool of course we were very good going forward, you have to ask did I have the players to defend how we’d want to defend?
“I think now at Liverpool they obviously invest a lot of money to get those types of players in.
“Here I’ve got a top-level centre-half in Jonny Evans, a young player in Caglar [Soyuncu] beside him who’s amazing.”
I’m not too sure what Rodgers is trying to say here, but I’d suggest he forget about the past, move forward, and focus on his talented Leicester side.
Rodgers seemed to have a bit of a problem at Liverpool because, from the outside anyway, it looked as if he thought it was all about him.
Now, after speaking about his days at Celtic and Liverpool after winning a game against Arsenal, you have to wonder if that’s just what’s happening again.
There’s a lot of “I”s when he speaks, and not just as many “we”s – it’s all a bit narcissistic. All that being said, he’s obviously a very talented manager and Leicester’s current form is testament to that.
Let’s see where he is – and where the Foxes are – in a couple of years, you could argue the Liverpool job simply came too soon for the young manager.