Liverpool star confident Rodgers would have turned club around if he wasn’t sacked

first_img changes How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings silverware Maybe the Reds did sack him too soon, but, nonetheless, Liverpool got rid of Rodgers to bring in Klopp.And the rest, as they say, is history. Most read in Premier League SORRY latest 3 James Milner believes Brendan Rodgers would have turned Liverpool’s fortunes around if he wasn’t sacked in October 2015 with the Reds sitting 10th in the Premier League.Milner, the midfielder, joined Liverpool just a few months before Rodgers was axed, agreeing a free transfer to Anfield following the expiration of his Manchester City contract. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img whoops predicted 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool’s form in Milner’s early months on Merseyside left the club 10th in the Premier League by October, leading to Rodgers’ dismissal and the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager. Under Klopp, Milner has been a fine performer, starring at left-back two years ago before returning to the midfield last season and recording the highest number of assists in a single Champions League season in the history of the competition.Klopp has guided Liverpool out of the doldrums Rodgers left them in, but Milner is confident the current Celtic manager would have done similar if given more time at Anfield. possible standings Rodgers has guided Celtic to domestic trebles in each of his two seasons at Parkhead revealed Rodgers convinced Milner to leave Manchester City for Liverpool in 2015 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Rodgers almost guided Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2013/14 “Would he have turned things round if he’d been given more time? I’m sure he would have done.“You don’t come as close as he did to winning the league without doing something right, but the club chose a different path.”Given all but one of Rodgers’ seasons at Anfield were relatively disappointing, the title challenge in 2013/14 seems an outlier rather than the norm. While Milner’s prediction that Rodgers could have restored Liverpool to glory can never turn out to be true, his success at Celtic suggests the Northern Irish coach knows how to win silverware. Quoted by The Times, Milner said: “My impression of him [Rodgers] is that he’s a very good manager; he was one of the main reasons I signed for Liverpool, in fact. It’s a massive club and doesn’t need too much selling but Brendan played a very big part when I made my decision.“From speaking with him before I joined and then working with him full-time, I could see how well prepared he is, how good he is tactically during training sessions and how impressive his man-management is.“It was unfortunate I didn’t get to play under him for longer. That remains a disappointment but it’s pleasing to me to see that he’s come to another big club and done so well.“Liverpool’s loss has been Celtic’s gain, but we were lucky enough to bring in Jurgen Klopp after Brendan. He’s another top manager, so it’s worked out well for both clubs. Brendan did well at Anfield and he came so close to ending that long wait for the title [in 2013/14]. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 3last_img read more