Former Liverpool icon Graeme Souness has put the boot into current boss Brendan Rodgers by saying that he only has himself to blame for the constant pressure that surrounds his job, the Daily Express reports.
Rodgers’ job has continued to look uncertain several weeks into the new season (via Express) following a spell of four winless games in the Premier League before last weekend’s meeting with Aston Villa.
Rodgers has addressed the the growing unrest at the club by claiming that a certain ‘group’ for wanting to oust him from his position (via Express).
However, Souness, who enjoyed successful spells with The Reds as a player and a manager, has insisted that Rodgers should be more concerned with his own performance rather than pointing the finger at anyone else.
“It’s the Merseyside derby on Sunday, but Liverpool’s season still hasn’t really got going,” he told Sky Sports News.
“Brendan Rodgers is still scratching around for his best formation and a settled XI.
“Injuries are an obvious problem for him, but the other issue is the type of players he has bought – and that’s something the manager has to take responsibility for.
“You’ve got a nervous Liverpool team going to Goodison Park to play an Everton side full of belief.
“For that reason, the home side will start as favourites and Evertonians will be looking forward to this far more than the red part of Liverpool.”