Liverpool chairman says Rodgers was given enough time

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has stated previous manager Brendan Rodgers was given enough time to save his job, according to the Daily Mail.

The club sacked Rodgers following a disappointing start to the campaign, with the announcement coming mere hours after the 1-1 draw with city rivals Everton.

The Reds sit in tenth position, after only picking up twelve points in the opening eight Premier League fixtures.

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has been brought in to replace him, with the German tactician penning a three-year deal on Merseyside.

Speaking at his unveiling, Werner stated ‘we gave Brendan, as you know, the opportunity to see if we could improve this season. There was some very good football last season and some not so good football.’

He would go on to describe the Northern Irishman as an ‘outstanding’ manager.

Liverpool haven’t added to their trophy haul since the 2012 Carling Cup, won under Kenny Dalglish, though they were in touching distance of a first Premier League title under Rodgers during 2013/14 season.

They finished second to Manchester City after a late season loss to Chelsea, and a gruelling 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace.

Since then, the club have sold Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling in mega money sales to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively.