Dietmar Hamann: Liverpool have no choice but to stick with Brendan Rodgers
The former Liverpool midfielder says the Reds can't sack Brendan Rodgers after six games
Dietmar Hamann says Liverpool have no choice but to stick with under-pressure manager Brendan Rodgers.
The Reds have failed to secure a win in their last five games in all competitions after a 1-1 draw with newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield on Sunday.
Simply you have to stick with the manager now because if you wanted to change you should have done it in the summer, not after five games
The Northern Irishman oversaw an overhaul of his backroom staff in the summer as Rodgers managed to avoid the sack despite a sixth-place finish.
Former Liverpool midfielder Hamann believes the Northern Irishman must be given until Christmas to put things right at the Merseyside club.
“The club made a conscious decision in the summer when the assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh were relieved of their duties and Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister were brought in,” Hamann told talkSPORT.
“They made a decision to stick with the manager and change the backroom staff and if they wanted to change the manager in the summer they would have done or they could have done, because there was a reason to do it after losing to Crystal Palace 3-1 and then losing that last game 6-1 to Stoke.
“They made the decision to stick with the manager, which I have not got a problem with, and after five games it is too early [to sack him].
“Up until Christmas, I don’t think there is a decision to be made. Simply you have to stick with the manager now because if you wanted to change you should have done it in the summer, not after five games.”
Liverpool have collected just eight points from a possible 15 after six games of the Premier League season.
The Reds welcome Carlisle United to Anfield in the League Cup third round on Wednesday night.
Rodgers’s men face struggling Aston Villa in their next Premier League fixture at Anfield before a trip to Everton.