Five games that signalled Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool downfall

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The origins of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking as Liverpool manager began long before this season. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the games which cost him dearly.

MANCHESTER UNITED 3 LIVERPOOL 1, SEPTEMBER 12 2015

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 12, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks dejected as Manchester United score the third goal during the Premier League match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The result which finally turned the tide against Rodgers. One of the most insipid performances against their arch-rivals in a long time.

LIVERPOOL 0 WEST HAM 3, AUGUST 29 2015

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 29, 2015: West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring the first goal against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Taken apart at home by a West Ham side who did not even have to be that good to register their first win at Anfield in 52 years.

STOKE 6 LIVERPOOL 1, MAY 24 2015

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard walk off dejected as his side are losing 5-0 to lowly Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Humiliated in Steven Gerrard’s last match for the club, they were 5-0 down at half-time after a completely clueless performance.

LIVERPOOL 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 3, MAY 16 2015

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Crystal Palace's manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Despite taking the lead they were outplayed by a team with more desire and energy.

HULL 1 LIVERPOOL 0, APRIL 28 2015

KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet appeal as they concede the first goal against Hull City during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by Gareth Jones/Propaganda)

The defeat which ended slim Champions League qualification hopes was typical of their late-season malaise, as they lost dismally without a fight to a relegation-threatened side who did eventually go down.

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