Michael Owen believes that Brendan Rodgers is the right manager for Liverpool.
The former Liverpool striker made the comments following the Reds’ 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.
United were in control of the match right from the start, Wayne Rooney putting the hosts in front after just 12 minutes.
Juan Mata doubled the advantage five minutes from the half-time interval, and Robin van Persie secured the points on 71 minutes.
Liverpool did have chances to score, but they failed to take them, leading to more criticisms of Rodgers.
There have been calls for the Northern Irishman to be sacked as the Reds boss, but Owen believes that the 41-year-old is the right man for the job.
“United gradually reaching the levels expected, Liverpool at rock bottom,” the 35-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com. “I still believe Brendan Rodgers is the man to turn things round.”
United gradually reaching the levels expected, Liverpool at rock bottom. I still believe Brendan Rodgers is the ma... http://t.co/GZyVcWgS63— michael owen (@themichaelowen) December 14, 2014
The defeat to United leaves Liverpool in 10th place in the Premier League table with 21 points from 16 matches, seven points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
Pressure is increasing on Rodgers, but one has to agree with Owen's opinion: he is the right man for the job.
True, the summer signings have not played well and results have been poor, but Rodgers’s work at Liverpool over the past two or so years must be respected.
Liverpool were never going to win the league title this season, and they are not that far behind the Champions League places.
This does not mean that the Reds can afford to drop points, but faith must be retained in Rodgers.