Liverpool media round-up: Carragher on Rodgers' downfall as search begins for new manager

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool have begun their search for a new manager after the sacking of Brendan Rodgers following yesterday's 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

The sacking was announced on Sunday evening with former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp the front runner to succeed Rodgers, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that talks will open between the club and the German. 

Klopp's familiarity with the current model that is undertaken at Liverpool is said to be attractive to the club's owners.

The report also says that Carlo Ancelotti will be sounded out but Liverpool aim to have a manager in place by the time they travel to Tottenham in the Premier League on October 17, with the season just entering an international break.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that performances and results over the course of four home games contributed to his downfall, but wrote in his Daily Mail column that he didn't like the fact Rodgers has been sacked eight games into the new Premier League season.

He said: "I always thought of sacking someone so early in the season as something clubs like Newcastle or Tottenham do — so I don’t like that — but there was a sense of inevitability about it in the end.

"Rodgers had four very winnable home games recently — newly promoted Norwich, League Two Carlisle, relegation battlers Aston Villa and Swiss side Sion — and he only won one. There were boos after three of them and the decision was probably taken because of that poor run.

"From my experience, once a manager starts to head in a downwards direction at Liverpool, he doesn’t pull it back. Roy Evans should have gone in the summer before he was let go and Gerard Houllier should have left the season he finished fifth. Once it’s slipping away and the fans have turned, no manager has been able to turn things around at Anfield."

The Reds are currently in tenth place in the Premier League but only three points off the top four after taking 12 points from their opening eight games, and are still in the League Cup and the Europa League. 

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