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Brendan Rodgers on his Last Legs at Liverpool

Michael Skok     27 września, 2015

Much has been said about Brendan Rodgers’ reign at Anfield for the past few years. It has experienced the sheer high of being a PL contender, to the depths of being a Europa-league level club. It one time had the most exciting trio in Suarez, Sterling, and Sturridge; to now having two of those gone and the last one perpetually injured.

The club has spent plenty – players like Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, and James Milner were among the latest crop to join the Reds in the most recent off-season. Yet once again, just like last season, the club has endured a very mediocre start to the season – being comfortably beaten by Manchester United and West Ham United, and dropping points at home to new boys Norwich. None of their wins so far have been comfortable – in fact, they have been characterized by laborious playing, often times relying on individual brilliance to get over the line rather than team dominance.

These results come at the eve of a very difficult run of games, which will inevitably define their position in the league come the end of it. After Aston Villa, Liverpool’s next four away games are: Everton, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester City. It isn’t inconceivable that the Anfield side will not gain any points from these fixtures. Their home games aren’t quite appealing either – having to play the likes of Southampton, Crystal Palace and Swansea. The latter two have already beaten better sides than Liverpool this season – and since the onus will be on Liverpool to attack at Anfield, Palace and Swansea will certainly look to defeat Rodgers’ men on the counter attack. These fixtures will not be easy at all for the Reds to navigate through.

These upcoming months will either make or break Rodgers’ career at Anfield. If he does brilliantly, then there will at least be some time bought for the former Swansea manager. If he fails, which certainly looks to be the more likely of the two possibilities – than the upper management might deem Rodgers’ career at Anfield to have overstayed its welcome.

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