Liverpool went into the last game of the season against Stoke City on Sunday with nothing really to play for. With that said a heavy 6-1 defeat at the Britannia stadium to Stoke was certainly not what Liverpool and manager Brendon Rodgers needed after such a disappointing season.
Rodgers has spent over £200m on players since taking over at Liverpool back in June 2012 and last season Liverpool qualified for the Champions League and where in touching distance of winning the Premier League title. This season Liverpool have failed to qualify for the Champions League and finished a poor sixth placed in the Premier League.
Liverpool where in good form from December 2014 through to March but things went horribly wrong following a crucial 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United. After that game Liverpool won only two of their following eight Premier League matches and where very disappointing in the FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley against Aston Villa losing 2-1.
Despite Liverpool’s poor season they have managed to qualify for the Europa League next season, Liverpool finish sixth and only got into Europe because of Chelsea winning both the League Cup and the Premier League title.
So what next for Brendan Rodgers?
Rodgers has accepted his future at the club is in doubt after such a poor season and said – “I’ve always said if the owners want me to go, then I go,”
If Rodgers does leave then there are a number of potential candidates to take up his position at the Anfield club:
Football Betting Offers – Current Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is favourite to become the next Liverpool manager should Rodgers leave, priced at 6/4 with Skybet. Rafa Benitez is quoted at 6/1, Ronald Koeman and Frank De Boer come in at 18/1 while former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is at 25/1.
Despite such a poor season and the recent heavy loss to Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, sources at the club have suggested that Liverpool are not considering replacing under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers this summer.