I posted a jumble of thoughts about Brendan Rodgers’ imminent sacking a couple of weeks ago (which you can read here), but now his era is officially over I thought I’d post the final tables.
Here’s his complete record in the Premier League:
His average was decent enough, but the peak between two mediocre seasons wasn’t enough to save his job as the results tailed off over the last year or so. His record against Everton (as they were his last opponent) sums up the two sides of Rodgers’ record quite well; you could highlight that he only won once, or you could say that he was unbeaten in seven. But his record against the big boys certainly didn’t help his case with many Kopites.
Here’s how he fares against the other Premier League era Liverpool managers.
Again, Rodgers comes out of this well enough. If the next guy does better than Brendan, which is perfectly possible of course as he’ll inherit a pretty decent squad, then he’ll do well indeed. It’s certainly been an up-and-down three seasons or so, but this video of all 110 goals from 2013/14 is probably the most suitable tribute to the best of Brendan Rodgers
The time is right for a change, but I’d like to thank Brendan for giving me (and so no doubt millions of Reds fans) the best league campaign they can ever remember. All the best, Brendan, you can walk out of Anfield with your head held high.
Now, who’s stats should I look up next? Klopp, Ancelotti, or….