Liverpool owners would be crazy to sack Brendan Rodgers, says ex-Red

Danny Murphy issues is backing for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Danny Murphy says the Liverpool owners would be crazy to sack Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds have been linked with Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone in recent weeks as Liverpool continue to struggle in the Premier League.

For me, he has earned the right to go through a bad spell

Danny Murphy

However, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy, who played under Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier at Anfield, issued his backing for the under-fire Northern Irish coach.

“I don’t think they should [make a change]. I can’t speak on behalf of the owners, but I think that would be crazy [to sack him],” Murphy told talkSPORT.

“When things were going brilliantly last season, he wasn’t getting carried away and he was humble, and I like that in Brendan. And, for me, he has earned the right to go through a bad spell.”

Murphy added that the Liverpool manager has been let down by the poor performances of his summer signings.

“The question mark I would have is in terms of recruitment. Who is actually doing that and who has got the biggest say?” Rodgers continued.

“Brendan has probably expressed he has a huge say in it, and maybe the final say, but it is what actually goes on I am talking about, not what they say to the fans.

“Ultimately, whoever is doing it, Brendan is going to be held responsible because they are the lads not performing on the pitch and some of those lads that came in need to do more for Brendan and stand up and be counted.”

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