Arsene Wenger sends message to Brendan Rodgers after Liverpool axe

Arsene Wenger had some words of encouragement for Brendan Rodgers after the Liverpool boss' sacking on Sunday

Arsene Wenger admitted that he was “sad” to hear of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking as Liverpool manager on Sunday.

The Northern Irishman was dismissed in the wake of the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday afternoon, a result which left Liverpool in 10th place in the Premier League table.

Confirmation of the news occurred shortly after the end of Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

And Gunners boss Wenger gave his take on the news when addressing the media after the victory in north London.

“I’m always sad when that happens as I think he is a quality manager,” Wenger told his post-match news conference at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

“Unfortunately the pressure is always bigger on the managers. I think what he has done at Liverpool, he was very unlucky to not win the Premier League.

“He was closest certainly to winning the Premier League in all the managers that have been working for the club but that is the way it goes now and I wish him good luck. I’m sure he will find a job again.”

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Rodgers was appointed as Liverpool manager in May 2012 after Reds legend Kenny Dalglish left the Merseyside outfit.

The 43-year-old, who had led Swansea City into the Premier League for the first time in 2011, guided Liverpool to just one top-four finish in three seasons.

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