Liverpool stated that a season review will be their responsibility, but they are not considering replacing under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers this summer. Under his leadership, the Reds finished second in the 2013/2014, and just ended a disappointing campaign with a 6-1 defeat over Stoke City on Saturday (23/5). This condition prompts speculation Rodgers would be shown the door by the club’s owner.
However, sources at the club have suggested a season review which expected to take place in June, and they will stop short of looking for a new manager. It may be quite surprising, considering the heavy loss at the Britannia Stadium which condemning Liverpool to a sixth-place Premier League board.
“We finish in sixth position, which is where we deserve to finish. It’s a big, big summer ahead. We lose Steven and you’ve seen again his inspiration in the team to get a goal,” stated the manager after their last match. “We’ve got a hell of a lot of work to do,” he added.
The club’s decision will give another big chance to Rodgers, as he also insists that he should stay because he has got “a lot to offer to the club.” Rodgers, who is only 12 months into a four-year contract, had looked set to given the opportunity to convince the owners that he can turn things around after a disastrous two months.
It may be such big relief for the Irishman, but he will certainly have some uncomfortable questions to answer after the Reds fell a long way short of achieving their target of Champions League qualification. The 42-year-old manager will reflect on what a difference a year makes. At 2014, he was crowned Manager of the Year by his peers after overseeing a title challenge which made Liverpool narrowly miss out on the Premier League title.