Brendan Rodgers is a “bad manager” and has “lost his way” at Liverpool, according to former England star Rodney Marsh.
The Reds chief took the Merseysiders to within a whisker of a first ever Premier League title last term while playing an exciting brand of attacking football, yet his side have failed to match the highs of earlier this year in 2014/15.
Daniel Sturridge’s injury woes and the sale of Luis Suarez have contributed to Liverpool’s decline, while a host of transfer errors – Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren are standouts – have also played their part in the club sitting in tenth spot.
With Champions League elimination also a blow, the pressure on Rodgers has increased of late, leading to reports that the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, are looking at replacements.
And Marsh things that the Northern Irishman is not the man to bring success back to the five-time Europa champions:
“The manager has lost his way, he might be a good coach, but a bad manager.” He told talkSPORT.
“The Balotelli signing is one of the most embarrassing signings in the history of the Premier League, and that is down to the manager. He [Balotelli] is a certainty to go in January.
“They [Liverpool] were desperately in need of a target man in the game at the weekend [against Arsenal]. He’s bought Balotelli, who is useless; he’s bought Rickie Lambert and sits him on the bench and plays without a centre-forward.
“And when he does bring one on, he puts on [Fabio] Borini. Are you kidding me? He will never play for Liverpool again.
“He [Borini] looked to me as if he was trying to do something to get sent off. It almost looked like he was doing it on purpose.”