FSG not contemplating Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool future

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are not considering Brendan Rodgers’ future as Liverpool manager, despite the club suffering their fourth consecutive defeat and sixth Premier League loss of the season at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds are twelfth in the league with a negative goal difference and looking desperately poor in all areas of the pitch. It’s now the club’s worst league start since 1992.

But Monday saw several well sourced Liverpool correspondents explain that FSG are not contemplating sacking the 41-year-old Northern Irishman.

BBC Sport’s Ben Smith wrote on Monday that “Brendan Rodgers’ position at LFC is not under immediate threat despite the club’s poor start to the season”.

He added: “I am told it is not even a talking point for #LFC owners. He is their man. Full stop.”

The Daily Mail‘s Liverpool reporter Dominic King writes that “there is not even the slightest suggestion that Fenway Sports Group, the club’s American owners, are contemplating making a change.”

The Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe reports similarly: “Rodgers is under no immediate threat of losing his job at Anfield despite admitting the mounting pressure after a series of poor results.”

He adds:

“There will be no rush to judgement despite the deterioration in form and results since the start of this season, Rodgers being given an opportunity to lead a revival.

“The club’s owners are resolute in their support of the manager and are not entertaining the thought of making a change. It is likely Rodgers would be given a chance to correct the wrongs of this season even if Liverpool immediately dropped out of the Champions League positions.”

Liverpool travel to Bulgaria today ahead of their Champions League match against Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday night. They then face Stoke City, Leicester City and Sunderland in the Premier League. Rodgers’ team must start picking up results they need in those.