Danny Murphy is adamant that his old side Liverpool must stick with Brendan Rodgers, claiming that it would be “crazy” to sack him now.
The Reds capped a dreadful week, in which they had been eliminated from the Champions League at the group stage, yesterday with a humbling 3-0 loss away at Old Trafford – their seventh defeat in 16 games.
From taking Liverpool to within two points of a first ever Premier League title last season, Rodgers’ stock has fallen to the point that rumours surrounding his future and replacements are now commonplace.
Speculation suggests that the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, are set to take a special interest in the winter fixtures, which are, potentially, tricky for the Northern Irish coach.
But Murphy – who made over 170 appearances for the Merseyside giants – believes that getting rid of Rodgers makes no sense:
“I don’t think they should [make a change]. I can’t speak on behalf of the owners, but I think that would be crazy [to sack him],” said the former Liverpool midfielder.” He told talkSPORT.
“When things were going brilliantly last season, he wasn’t getting carried away and he was humble, and I like that in Brendan. And, for me, he has earned the right to go through a bad spell.
“The question mark I would have is in terms of recruitment. Who is actually doing that and who has got the biggest say?
“Brendan has probably expressed he has a huge say in it, and maybe the final say, but it is what actually goes on I am talking about, not what they say to the fans.
“Ultimately, whoever is doing it, Brendan is going to be held responsible because they are the lads not performing on the pitch and some of those lads that came in need to do more for Brendan and stand up and be counted.”