Paul Parker: The ‘huge mistake’ Liverpool have already made this summer

Former Manchester United and Chelsea defender Paul Parker claims that Liverpool should have sacked Brendan Rodgers this summer.

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has written on Eurosport that Brendan Rodgers could lose his managerial job at Liverpool by November.

Parker, a former Chelsea and Derby County right-back, believes that the Merseyside outfit should have sacked the Northern Irishman this summer.

“Liverpool's owners made a huge mistake not sacking the Northern Irishman over the summer,” the 51-year-old wrote on Eurosport.

“If the Reds haven't shown huge improvement by November, they won't make the same mistake again.”

Rodgers has come under strong criticisms due to Liverpool’s disappointing performances in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

The Merseyside outfit failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League and could not progress to the last 16 of the Champions League.

While the former Swansea City manager needs to accept his share of the blame, sacking Rodgers this summer would not have been a good idea.

The 42-year-old has been trying to build a team that can compete for a top-four finish year after year, and that project is far from complete.

Moreover, Rodgers should be given some credit for the Reds’ second-placed finish in the Premier League in 2013-14.

True, Rodgers made mistakes in player recruitment last summer, but the club bosses have done the right thing by keeping their faith in him.

However, as Parker suggests, Liverpool need to make a strong start to the 2014-15 season and results have to be good in the opening two or three months.

If the 2005 Champions League winners are way off the pace in November, then Rodgers could be sacked.

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