Wenger: Why sack Rodgers after near-title win?

Date published: Friday 9th October 2015 1:08

Brendan Rodgers: Has sympathy of Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger cannot understand why Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers so early in the season after he almost ended their wait for the title.

Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool on Sunday after a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Everton left the Reds in 10th after eight games, already six points off the pace being set by Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

It comes after a sixth-placed finish last season, but Wenger was nevertheless surprised to see Liverpool’s owners act so quickly after Rodgers had led the club to the verge of the title in the 2013-14 campaign.

The Arsenal boss told beIN Sports: “Let’s not forget Liverpool has not won the championship since 1990. They won 18 championships and since 90 they have not won the championship.

“They came the closest to winning it two years ago and now I don’t know why really, the rational reasons why they have made that decision so quickly. It’s difficult for me to understand.

“I’m surprised because first of all for me it’s very sad.

“I think when you lose your job in life, it’s difficult and on top of that after eight games it’s very, very difficult because if you start well and you have a bad moment during the season, people forgive you.

“But if you start wrong straight away you are questioned and that’s what happened to Brendan Rodgers.”

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