After getting knocked out of the Champions League in midweek, followed by Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United, there has been speculation that Rodgers could be under pressure to keep his job if things do not improve in the new year.
But Collymore says that John Henry has already run out of patience with the Liverpool boss and has tried to fire him already this season.
Writing for Bleacher Report, Collymore said:
“Like Bleacher Report’s Duncan Castles, I heard two weeks ago that John Henry has tried to sack Brendan Rodgers a couple of times already. He was persuaded not to by Ian Ayre and a couple of club legends, who were sought out for their counsel.
In my opinion, it would be wrong for Henry to pull the trigger too soon—he should wait until the end of the season at least and see where Liverpool stand.
And Collymore agrees that Rodgers needs to be given more time, but says that he may ultimately pay the price for poor signings at the end of the season adding:
“Rodgers’ signings just haven’t worked.
“Adam Lallana has been no better than a six out of 10, Mario Balotelli a five, Rickie Lambert five, Lazar Markovic five.
“It’s been the stuff of nightmares for Rodgers.”
The Sunday Newspapers had Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp lined up to replace Rodgers, but I cannot see Klopp leaving Dortmund in the middle of the season, especially with the relegation battle they have.
Left unsaid is whether Rodgers should be fired. Even after today’s poor performance at Old Trafford, Liverpool are only seven points out of the fourth Champions League spot, which is nothing. That gap could vanish by January 2.
Do you think Rodgers should be fired?