Southampton fans react on Twitter to Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool sacking

Supporters of Southampton in particular took pleasure in Brendan Rodgers being sacked by Liverpool.

Southampton fans have taken real delight in Liverpool firing manager Brendan Rodgers.

Through the course of his Reds career, Rodgers was a constant shadow hanging over the Saints, due to his decisions to sign players from the Saints to add to his squad.

Southampton lost key players Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne who all moved to Anfield.

They have managed to rebuild and bounce back effectively, even though the sold quartet have had mixed experiences at Liverpool, with Rickie Lambert sold already to West Brom.

The worst part of it all was the cutting manner in which Rodgers commented on the Saints last summer after buying a trio of players from the south coast club.

He told The Mirror: "I have absolutely no sympathy for Southampton,” said Rodgers, whose team kick off their campaign against the depleted Saints tomorrow.

“They have a choice as a club. They don’t have to sell. They had that choice. Maybe Southampton’s objectives have changed. They were on course to be a ­Champions League club, I believe, but, obviously, that has changed."

His comments displayed an unlikeable arrogance, which did little to endear him to supporters of the Saints, or neutrals alike, while Liverpool's subsequent failure to qualify for the Champions League last season only made his comments even more ill judged.

Here is a look at how Southampton supporters reacted to Rodgers' sacking via Twitter...

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