The former Manchester United and England defender commented on how not sacking Rodgers was a huge mistake by Liverpool and the availability, or lack of it more to the point, of Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti had played a major role in him keeping him in his job.
‘’Rodgers is very, very lucky to still be Liverpool manager,’’ Parker commented. ‘’If Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti had not decided to go on sabbaticals then I’m pretty sure that Rodgers would no longer be Liverpool boss.’’
Parker went on to add that he had become a man who couldn’t be trusted by staff, players or agents and is someone who will struggle to bring in top players.
Should Liverpool try to replace Rodgers with Ancelotti or Klopp?
Both Ancelotti and Klopp are within the top 10 managers in world football quite comfortably, whereas Rodgers can only dream of such a standing. Therefore, the opportunity to replace Rodgers with either of the aforementioned duo is a no-brainer.
However, the question would be why either of them would entertain the thought of a move to Liverpool after the club missed out on the Champions League.
Ancelotti turned down a sentimental return to AC Milan last week, as reported by ESPN, who also missed out on the Champions League following a poor season in Serie A.
Klopp, who had a disappointing campaign with Borussia Dortmund, would be more likely to join up with the Reds. However, the German’s reputation in the game is likely to land him a Champions League post when he decides to return.
Liverpool, at least for the short-term, now need to concentrate on getting Rodgers’ plan back on track and hope next season will produce a different outcome.