Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT that he thinks Brendan Rodgers hasn’t been given much choice over personnel changes at Anfield.
ESPN has reported that Liverpool first team coach Mike Marsh and Rodgers’ assistant Colin Pascoe, have been made the victims for the club’s struggles last season, which leaves the manager without two close colleagues for next season.
Murphy is wary of what the situation means for Rodgers and it will be interesting to see how the situation pans out, as the manager looks to draft in more staff, as well as new players, over the summer.
“It looks to me that Brendan’s not really been given a choice on it. I can’t see how Brendan would be the one initiating the change, I think he’s been told ‘you need to bring in some different people, or else’ and he’s had to go along with it. It doesn’t look good,” he said.
Rodgers is in a difficult position looking ahead to the next campaign and he’s arguably under more pressure than any of his Premier League colleagues.
The Reds went from nearly winning the Premier League two years ago to sixth last season and the club’s board and owners will be expecting a top four finish when the next campaign gets underway.
The club won’t be helped by their participation in the Europa League, but it’s difficult for the boss as he adjusts to a new squad and a new staff.
Liverpool have already done some good work in the transfer market with moves for James Milner and Danny Ings, but the dynamics of how the entire squad are handled and coached is now set to change.
Hopefully Rodgers can find the right formula.