Brendan Rodgers sends message to Liverpool fans after sacking

Brendan Rodgers has broken his silence following his sacking as Liverpool manager

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Brendan Rodgers has broken his silence following his sacking by Liverpool on Sunday.

The Northern Irishman has released a statement via the League Managers Association, in which he describes himself as “incredibly disappointed” to be leaving the Anfield outfit.

Rodgers said in the LMA statement released on Monday: “I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club. It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game’s great clubs for the last three years.

“I have worked every day to represent the club to the best of my ability, to develop both individual players and a team that the club’s magnificent fans can be proud of.

“There have been some very memorable moments during my time at Liverpool and I would like to thank all of the players for their hard word and commitment.

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“The current squad is one in transition, but they have some real talent and are showing a strong sense of togetherness. I expect to see them continue to grow and develop over the coming weeks and I wish them and my successor well for the rest of the season.

“Liverpool has a magnificent football heritage and I have nothing but respect for the history, tradition and values that make the city and the club so exceptional.

“As well as my players, I would like to thank everyone connected with the club; Fenway Sports Group, the Liverpool directors, in particular Ian Ayre, my coaching staff, the staff throughout the club, the volunteers the academy staff and its young players and of course the amazing Liverpool fans for their unwavering support, passion and dedication which has made my time at the club so special.

“Finally, I would like to give a special mention to John W Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon. They gave me this great opportunity and even though we will no longer be working together I am sure our relationship and friendship will continue into the future.”

Rodgers was sacked on Sunday just hours after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

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.

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has been installed as the early favourite to take over from Rodgers at Anfield.

Rodgers leaves Liverpool are 10th in the Premier League and six points behind leaders Manchester City heading into the forthcoming international break.

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