'Razor' Ruddock says it will be a miracle if Brendan Rodgers keeps Liverpool job

Brendan Rodgers role as Liverpool boss is subject of ongoing speculation amid poor results.

Neil 'Razor' Ruddock has told BeanBag Sports that Brendan Rodgers needs a miracle to survive as Liverpool boss.

The Express reported that Rodgers has been placed as the firm favourite with the bookies to become the first Premier League boss to be fired this season.

Drawing on his own experiences as a Liverpool player in the 1990s, Ruddock said that the players cannot use the ongoing speculation as an excuse for poor performances - and should be taking equal flak to their manager.

He said: "To stay on as #LFC manager, I think Brendan Rodgers needs a little miracle. I played in a similar situation at the club under Graeme Souness but that won’t be affecting the players. They will be under their own pressure to perform and it won’t really be on their minds.

"At the moment, I would be blaming them more than the manager. Right now, Rodgers is taking a lot of stick and some of the players should be taking most of that, but they’re not."

Does he have a point?

The players who Rodgers picked to beat Carlisle in midweek should all rightly be taking a look at themselves and searching for answers, to why they could not get the job done in 120 minutes of football.

They were let down by a combination of poor finishing, and players still struggling to adapt to the manager's latest formation.

Rodgers is into his fourth season as Liverpool boss, and appears currently no closer to success than when he started.

Players have come and gone, and while a short-term view is to blame them, the overall picture would suggest it is Rodgers who must take responsibility.

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