I am glad the club finally saw the writing on the wall and read it.
Not sure what took them so long. If FSG were more attentive and decisive owners they would have surely pulled the trigger at the end of last season and not given a man with no more ideas another £100mill to blown on 'talent'.
The bizzare decision to re-jig the backroom staff but leave Brendan in charge has already backfired as Jurgen Klopp wants neither of them. More money wasted...
Brendan's much vaunted dossier of180 players seems to have run out. Just as well I am not sure how many more Lovren's,Aspas' Allen's and Sakho's we can take.
Brendan Rodgers has ultimately paid the price for not taking the team forward. The run at the Premier League was as close as we have come in quarter of a century to winning the League. For that we are extremely thankful but we know that had more to do with just letting Sturridge, Suarez, Sterling and Coutinho play than any tactical nous.
His own motivation has been seriously dented since the Chelski and Palace debacles in that great but ultimately ill fated run. He has certainly not recovered from that and he clearly hasn't been able to convince the squad either that they can go again.
We have managed to win just 22 League games in the best part of 50 games since those ill fated fixtures and frankly that's not good enough and ultimately why he had to go. Especially when you are trying to re-establish yourself as a serious team in the Premier League pecking order.
His lack of tactical understanding, especially defensively I have covered extensively. He needed to sort out our defending - he failed. You cant go around averaging almost 2 goal per game conceded and expect to win anything. Too many times when pundits have been asked about the defensive coaching at Melwood they have either squirmed in their seats (Carragher) or confirmed they saw none (Zola - after 3 days with us before Villa home game last year).
Our recruitment has been woeful and worringly it looks like Klopp will have to work with this disenchanting discourse. Invisible men, who are not ultimately held accountable for their actions. I am not sure it should take 2 scouts, a statto, a FSG rep, the Chairman and the Manager to decide that
a player is worth signing. From their track record, its clear they do not know what a good player is...
It would appear that a lot of the recruitment was not down to the manager, which to me is bizarre. How can the manager be expected to maximise what he has when he doesn't really know what he is getting? What Brendan Rodgers is responsible for is not standing his ground. Once you cave in once you are on short end of the stick after that.
There are noises that Klopp will have final say on transfer but I remain to the be convinced. Ian Ayre interrupted him during the press conference to answer that question...
Of Brendan Rodgers I can only say goodbye. I do not think he is good enough to coach a 'Big Club'. Although I am not sure we can call ourselves that anymore. One Champions League appearance in 6 years and 1 trophy in 8 years. His parting comments were extremely dignified and for that he have to respect him.
Ultimately a man out of his depth and will be walking alone.
- I have been a Red since I was about 6 or 7. My boyhood hero was Kenny Dalglish and I have an autograph from him while he was still at Celtic. Thanks Gran! As such I gravitated towards the team he played for. So I have been Scottish-South African- Scoucer for about 30 years now! I am extremely passionate about our club, and have felt the need to start this blog in the face of the abject nature of our performaces under Benitez and the Hicks/Gillett ownership.