Brendan Rodgers is a butt of many jokes on Twitter

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers couldn’t have imagined a worse start to his time with the Scottish giants. The Celts suffered an embarrassing 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier with Gibraltar minnows Lincoln Red Imps last night. The game, which was Rodgers’ first professional game in charge of the Celts, was considered to be a piece of cake for the Scottish club. However, it turned out to be one of the most embarrassing results in the career of Rodgers. Twitter had quite a field day at the…

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Premier League Season Review – Liverpool

Liverpool: 8th FA Cup: Round Four Capital One Cup: Runners-up Europa League: Runners-up Even before the 2015-16 season began, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was clearly under considerable pressure. Given a second chance after a largely disappointing year which had culminated with an embarrassing 6-1 thrashing at Stoke City, he had to make a strong start in order to remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future, all while no longer able to call upon the influence of Steven Gerrard. The long-time captain had finally said goodbye to the club to which he…

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Top five football parody accounts on Twitter

Twitter is a strange place. It’s a breeding ground for rants, hate and vitriol. Especially if you are a football fan. At the same time, if you know where to look, it can be quite an entertaining place too. Check out our list of five funniest Football Parody accounts on Twitter. 5. @OptaJoke The parody account of the famous football-stats account OptaStats has some very funny stats to share with you. 2006 – This is the first time Chelsea have fielded a starting XI with no one wearing a mask or…

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Former Liverpool flop and coach could be headed to China

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Liverpool are viewing China as an ideal place to offload flop Mario Balotelli, while former boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move to the Asian country as well. The Italy international is currently on loan at AC Milan until the end of the current season, but it seems highly unlikely that the Rossoneri will make his move permanent after a disappointing spell in Serie A so far, which was not helped by a couple of injuries. According to Liverpool Echo, it’s understood that Balotelli has no future at Anfield and…

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Brendan Rodgers appeared on TV and the internet reacted brilliantly

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was part of the panel on Monday Night Football show on Sky Sports. It was his first appearance on live TV following his sacking from Liverpool. He talked about his favourite Joe Allen, Luis Suarez and the Reds’ troubles on set-pieces amongst other things. As expected, his appearance evoked an array of emotions on Twitter: @SkySportsMNF usual shit from Rodgers — ian sedgwick (@4sedge) January 18, 2016 Brendan Rodgers has now been on MNF for 27 minutes and hasn’t used the word ‘character’ once. pic.twitter.com/P0JvomBi31…

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Former Liverpool boss spoke with £25m Man United summer signing BEFORE he completed move

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he held talks with Manchester United star Memphis Depay before he left PSV Eindhoven over the summer, according to the Metro. The Dutch winger has settled into life at Old Trafford well so far, but Rodgers has said via the Daily Mail that he looked into the possibility of bringing the player to Anfield, only for him to opt to search for an out-and-out striker instead. “PSV had given us permission to have conversations with him,” Rodgers said. “Apart from a huge…

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Liverpool hopeful of naming Jurgen Klopp by Friday as talks begin

Liverpool are believed to be confident of naming Jurgen Klopp as their next manager and could even have him in place over the next 48 hours, according to The Guardian. The Fenway Sports Group, who own the club, were quick to make contact with the former Borussia Dortmund man’s representatives after sacking Brendan Rodgers following the 1-1 draw with Everton at the weekend (via Guardian). Initial talks led by FSG’s president Mike Gordon have been encouraging so far, The Guardian report, and he will work on persuading the German tactician…

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Have Liverpool inadvertently confirmed Jurgen Klopp as Brendan Rodgers’ replacement?

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Liverpool may have given a less than subtle clue as to the identity of their new manager after publishing a rumour on their website that links them with former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp not 24 hours after giving Brendan Rodgers the boot, the Metro reports. The German tactician is the favourite to take over the Anfield hot seat after Rodgers was relieved of his duties this weekend following the 1-1 draw with cross city rivals Everton on Sunday. The Metro reports that Rodgers spent over £300m on new players…

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Everton vs Liverpool predicted line up: Rodgers to play five at the back while Ings keeps starting spot

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It’s the first Merseyside derby of the season, and it could not be a bigger ‘must win’ game for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. Victory over Aston Villa last weekend gave him a brief respite, but a defeat to cross city neighbours Everton could invite more pressure on his already fragile job security. With that in mind, he may opt for greater defensive stability with five at the back. However, that would also allow him to switch to attack easily with the support of his wing-backs. Below is how we think…

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Frank de Boer puts pressure on Brendan Rodgers with message to Liverpool bosses

Ajax manager Frank de Boer has hinted that he wants to be the next manager of Liverpool after describing them as a “fantastic club” before admitting that he is ready to move to the Premier League for a “new adventure”, the Daily Express reports. The Dutchman did also pay tribute to Newcastle United, but it is his comments about The Reds that will resonate the most as current boss Brendan Rodgers comes under even greater pressure following a difficult start to the season. Out of work managers Carlo Ancelotti and…

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Liverpool legend says Brendan Rodgers only has himself to blame

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…

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Liverpool vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be determined to recover from defeats in their last two Premier League matches as they take on a Norwich City side that currently lies above them on goal difference. A positive first three weeks of the season which yielded seven points now seems like a distant memory for all concerned with the Reds, who had an afternoon to forget against West Ham United on their last Anfield outing and were then dispatched by arch rivals Manchester United in a display which led to manager Brendan Rodgers being criticised in…

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UEFA rankings highlight how low Liverpool have dropped since FSG’s takeover

As Liverpool prepare to kick off their Europa League campaign with a tricky trip to Bordeaux, UEFA’s latest rankings highlight the side’s alarming decline since Fenway Sports Group took control of the club. When the American company bought the club in 2010, the Reds were fifth in the European rankings, but now find themselves down in 55th place, the Metro report. To put the ratings into perspective, Tottenham – Liverpool’s nearest rivals in the Premier League last season – sit 24th, while Manchester United are 20th (via UEFA). The Merseyside…

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Man Utd vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Having seen unbeaten starts to the season vanish in disappointing fashion before the international break, Manchester United and Liverpool renew their rivalry in what promises to be a fiery Saturday evening contest. Wayne Rooney achieved the inevitable yet sublime on Tuesday by becoming the England national team’s record goalscorer and taking his tally beyond Bobby Charlton’s long-standing tally of 49, but here he will be looking to rouse his Man Utd teammates for a fixture in which he has excelled in years gone by. They will be desperate to right the wrongs of the…

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Liverpool boss confirms Daniel Sturridge won’t be back in time to face Man United

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers have waved away any hopes of having striker Daniel Sturridge back in time to face Manchester United this weekend, the Daily Express reports. The Express reports that pictures of the England international training this week sparked speculation that he could be in line for an early return to The Reds’ line up for the crunch clash with Louis van Gaal’s men. Though the 26-year-old has stepped up his recovery from a hip injury (via Express), he is still some way off being match fit for this…

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Nathaniel Clyne to surprise Liverpool teammates with shock move

Liverpool new boy Nathaniel Clyne is set to kick up his relationship with manager Brendan Rodgers by moving next door and becoming his neighbour, according to the Daily Express. Clyne made the £12.5m move to Anfield this summer to replace former England international Glen Johnson, and has so far made a promising start to his career in Merseyside by helping to keep three clean sheets from four games. But the 24-year-old is still yet to settle in the area, though that could be about to change after The Express explained…

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Liverpool vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be aiming to continue their positive opening to the campaign as they welcome West Ham United to Anfield, with the Londoners coming into it following two disappointing home defeats. The hosts are a side that have been universally criticised for their defending during Brendan Rodgers’ tenure, but they have begun with three consecutive clean sheets and appear to have found a settled backline. Joe Gomez has showed few signs of youthful naivety in slotting in at left-back; Nathaniel Clyne has already gone some way to proving his value…

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Mario Balotelli places blame on Brendan Rodgers after Liverpool nightmare comes to a temporary end

Following the completion of his loan move to former club AC Milan, Mario Balotelli has apportioned some of the blame for his struggles at Liverpool upon Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, the Daily Express report. The controversial striker has seemingly admitted that returning to the Premier League was a mistake, but suggested that his manager’s favoured system did not suit him, and prevented him from being able to prove his critics wrong (via Express). “I must accept my faults, but the formation chosen by Rodgers was not suited to my characteristics,” he said.…

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Stoke vs Liverpool Premier League preview: Reds look to avenge last day drubbing

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Liverpool begin the new season where they ended the last, but will hope to fare rather better this time at the Britannia Stadium after their 6-1 humiliation back in May. It looks like it is going to be another great season. Check out the latest Premier League odds and make your predictions. It was a result that said as much about the progress Stoke have made as how shambolic Liverpool’s showing was. The home side achieved their highest Premier League points tally last term and are showing a real ambition to break into the…

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Liverpool owner tells Brendan Rodgers improvements are needed after £80m spending spree

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has told Brendan Rodgers that he expects to see results on the pitch improve this season after laying out £80m on new players this summer, according to the Metro. The Reds have been one of the Premier League’s most active clubs in the transfer window so far bringing in seven players, two of whom – Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino – cost a combined total of £62m (via the Metro). The flurry of activity was in response to the lacklustre season the club endured last term,…

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Liverpool 2015/16 season preview: Brendan Rodgers under pressure to banish memories of difficult campaign

Liverpool endured a very challenging year last season, one which culminated in the 6-1 humiliation at the Britannia on the final day. Luckily, an impressive unbeaten run in the middle of the campaign meant that they still qualified for the Europa League, despite the embarrassing finish. Brendan Rodgers oversaw big changes this summer to try and ensure that their miserable day at Stoke is not repeated. Cruelly perhaps, they travel back to the same ground on the opening day of this season. But, what should be their hopes for the…

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Analysis – Liverpool’s striking seven

Brendan Rodgers has focused most of his efforts in the transfer market this year towards adding depths of quality to his attack, appearing determined to avoid the prospect of fielding a starting XI without a recognised striker, as he was forced to do on several occasions last season where the club managed just 52 Premier League goals. He now has a sizeable pool of options to choose from, with seven vying for a place furthest up the pitch: There remains considerable doubt over the future of Mario Balotelli, who has done…

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Benteke to Liverpool – “I don’t know what you’re talking about” says Brendan Rodgers

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Reports this weekend broke claiming that Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke would be on his way to Liverpool for a medical on Monday morning, but the Reds boss has insisted that he doesn’t know a thing about it. Speaking after the club’s 2-0 victory over Adelaide United, the Reds boss was asked about his apparent interest in the Belgian international. Rodgers when asked about Benteke #LFC https://t.co/61bUZQ8CWt — Football Tips (@footballtips) July 20, 2015 “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. When pushed further he reiterated again: “No…

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Is THIS Liverpool’s BEST starting XI next season: Benteke and Firmino to slot in well

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Liverpool have set the pace in the transfer market so far this summer. With news that Christian Benteke is set to become the latest new face to join the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers now has some serious options for how he can set up his side over the next nine months. Below, is what we feel will be Liverpool’s strongest starting XI for the 2015/16 season. GK: Simon Mignolet The Belgian recovered from an early season wobble to reaffirm his status as the club’s undisputed first choice goalkeeper. RB: Nathaniel…

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Liverpool gossip: Aston Villa man’s release clause triggered, but trio of strikers still linked

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: The Reds are closing in on the signing of Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke, according to the Liverpool Echo. The club are finally prepared to trigger the Belgian’s £32.5m release clause, meaning the player will soon be able to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical. They will have to pay even more if they hope to lure Alexandre Lacazette to Anfield, the Independent report. The Lyon striker will be available for no less than £35m. The Reds are apparently in talks to…

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