Three embarrassing Brendan Rodgers moments that made his sacking inevitable, including Tottenham comments

Brendan Rodgers

The sacked Liverpool boss didn't exactly ask for sympathy at times.

There will be many who feel Brendan Rodgers should have been given more time at Liverpool.

There will also be many who, while agreeing the time had come to part ways, feel the Northern Irishman deserves respect and recognition for his achievements at Anfield.

But there will be an overwhelming amount of fans - a lot from Liverpool, many from Tottenham and many from Southampton - who will ridicule Rodgers. And some embarrassing moments from his time with the Reds tell you just why...

1. The Dossier

When the 42-year-old took over at Liverpool, he immediately made the expectation levels surrounding him impossible. He boasted that he had presented his interviewers and employers with a 180-page dossier worth of ideas on how to take the club forward.

But, as time passed by, it became clearer and clearer the Reds boss didn't have any long-term strategy whatsoever. Being confident is one thing. But to claim you have all the answers with a massive file of facts for your new bosses?

Did the dossier just have L U I S S U A R E Z written over and over again...?

2. The Envelope

Another classic Rodgers moment. During the infamous 'Being Liverpool' documentary when he first took over at Anfield, Rodgers put a name in an envelope and declared that the name in this envelope will ultimately let everyone down.

Little more needs to be said of that bizarre tactic and many are rightly now joking that it was his name in the envelope all along.

3. The Tottenham comments

Arguably the most important of all were Rodgers' arrogant assertions that Tottenham needed to be challenging for the Premier League after spending £100 million or so.

Spurs had lost Gareth Bale and replaced him with several inadequate buys. The Liverpool boss mocked them for it.

Yet, when the Reds had lost Luis Suarez, all Rodgers could do was hide behind the fact his best player was gone - while those who defended him did the same. If one rule applies for Tottenham, it most certainly applies to Liverpool.

If the Northern Irishman just hadn't been as arrogant as he was time after time, maybe things would be so much different for him right now.

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