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Liverpool sack Brendan Rodgers after Everton draw

 


 
Brendan Rodgers has been sacked by Liverpool following Sunday's derby game draw at Goodison Park.

Rodgers leaves the club after collecting just one win in the last nine games in all competitions the only win coming over bottom three side Aston Villa last weekend. Disappointing form in both the Capital One Cup and Champions league on the back of poor league form have prompted the club's owners to act.

Rodgers was appointed as Liverpool boss on June 1st, 2012, succeeding Kenny Dalglish. He led the club to a seventh placed finish in his first season, one better than the previous season, before leading an unexpected second place finish the following season, earning a return to the Champions League for the first time in five years.

That was followed by a disappointing sixth place finish last season, a campaign which culminated in a 6-1 defeat to Stoke City and saw the team win just two of their final nine league games.

Rodgers leaves the club as the first manager not to have won a trophy in three full seasons in charge since the 1950s.

More on this story to follow.

JB

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