Liverpool fans have displayed a ‘Rodgers out’ banner via an airplane circling above Anfield prior to their home clash with QPR.
Renowned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has taken to social media site Twitter in order to display his disapproval at the much-publicised airplane banner calling for Brendan Rodgers’ departure.
Reports came flooding in on Twitter hours before kick-off that a banner reading ‘Rodgers out, Rafa in’ had been made and was en-route to Anfield via an airplane.
The former Swansea City boss has been under pressure at times this season and the Reds’ recent loss at Hull City has all-but condemned them to a place outside the top four this season.
Failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League is a bitter blow for the Merseysiders to swallow, and their attempts at rescuing their season via an FA Cup win fell at the semi-final hurdle last week.
However, the Reds’ improvement since Rodgers walked through the door three years ago has been evident and calling for his head now could be construed as a little short-sighted.
Catching wind of the banner, former Kop favourite Jamie Carragher certainly believes so and wrote on Twitter that the publicity will only cause embarrassment for the club and fans.
About to leave for Anfield, hope this Rodgers banner supposedly flying over the ground is called off as it's embarrassing to club & fans.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) Mayo 2, 2015
Turning to on-field matters, the Reds host Queens Park Rangers boasting an excellent home league record against the Hoops, losing just one of their last 22 encounters.
A much-needed morale-boosting victory would maintain the Anfield outfit’s fifth-placed position in the Premier League table, ahead of Europa League challengers Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.