Brendan Rodgers

Former Liverpool Manager

Born: 26 January 1973; Carnlough, Northern Ireland
Previous clubs as manager: Watford, Reading, Swansea City
Appointed: 1 June 2012
Sacked: 4 October 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A year after arriving as Liverpool's second most expensive signing, Christian Benteke departs for a similar fee, joining Crystal Palace for an initial £27...
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Wednesday, July 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Saujana Hotel on day ten of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes this season represents the perfect chance for his old club to qualify for the Champions League again. The...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen reportedly has at least six clubs interested in him after his performances at the European Championships for Wales. According to...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 28, 2015: Southampton's Sadio Mane in action against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign Sadio Mane two years ago, when he joined Southampton for £12 million. According...

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring Kolo Toure to new club Celtic, according to reports on Sunday. The Ulsterman took charge at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Notts County during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to take Reds full-back Andre Wisdom with him to new club Celtic, according to reports in Scotland. The...

Jurgen Klopp marked his first Merseyside derby with a 4-0 win over Everton, providing a stark contrast to Liverpool's efforts under Brendan Rodgers in October.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to become Swansea City manager for the second time.

Brendan Rodgers has laid out his view on Jurgen Klopp's objectives at Liverpool, saying the German will be expected to win the Premier League.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Addressing FSG's approach to the transfer market during their time at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers has suggested theirs isn't a "winning model."
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho looks frustrated after missing a chance during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The form of Liverpool pair Mamadou Sakho and Jordan Henderson has been put into question in recent weeks.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 21, 2015: Liverpool's substitute Daniel Sturridge before the Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Striker Daniel Sturridge has "world-class" qualities which can still make a difference to the Liverpool attack, according to former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli walks past manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted against Besiktas JK during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed club owners Fenway Sports Group told him to sign the problematic Mario Balotelli after he had rejected the player.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: The FA Cup trophy on display before the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's FA Cup clash at Exeter City approaching, we look at how the Reds fared in their last five games at this stage of the competition.

It has been a long and arduous 2015 for Liverpool, with the club seeing plenty of changes on and off the field throughout the year.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard blows a kiss to the supporters as he walks off after his final game for the club, a 6-1 defeat to Stoke City, during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes fans should keep their expectations of the team realistic, despite Jurgen Klopp's impact as manager.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 21, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 4-1 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp is showing he isn't accepting of mediocrity, seeking better from his players even after impressive performances.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp before the Football League Cup 4th Round match against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp praised the work of predecessor Brendan Rodgers as he evaluated the progress made in his first month as Liverpool manager.

Less than 50 days separated Liverpool's turgid performance in a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford and Saturday's comprehensive 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mamadou Sakho has been one of the standout performers under Jurgen Klopp so far, with the Frenchman finally becoming first choice since Brendan Rodgers left.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 21, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp with Alberto Moreno during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alberto Moreno grew frustrated under Brendan Rodgers, but says he is loving life with new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 25, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel looks dejected as his side concede a late equaliser to Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sadio Mane's equaliser was another example of Liverpool failing to see a game off. It must be addressed.

The European records of the two managers show Reds look better prepared for progress under Jurgen Klopp.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling's agent Aidy Ward has launched a stinging attack on former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

As Jurgen Klopp's first game as Liverpool manager fast approaches, we take a look at how the last 10 Reds bosses fared in their first match.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Adelaide United during a preseason friendly match at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joe Allen may be maligned by some supporters and forever associated with departed manager Brendan Rodgers, but he could really thrive under new manager Jurgen Klopp.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 20, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers taking notes during the Premier League match against Norwich City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers' dismissal was based on a lack of progress after making big-money signings, Liverpool co-owner Tom Werner has revealed.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, October 9, 2015: Liverpool announce German Jürgen Klopp as new manager during a press conference at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There are some things in life that are just ‘meant to be’ – and the feeling that comes with Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield is that there is a hint of destiny in the air.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 26, 2012: Liverpool's Nuri Sahin celebrates scoring the second goal against West Bromwich Albion during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nuri Sahin endured a miserable loan spell with Liverpool in 2012, and Jurgen Klopp has discussed the midfielder's misuse by Brendan Rodgers.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 4, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers walks dejectedly off the touchline during his last hame as Liverpool manager during the Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park, the 225th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Sacking Brendan Rodgers, after publicly backing him this summer, saw Fenway Sports Group follow a worrying trend with Liverpool managers.