Why departures of backroom staff at Liverpool must symbolise last bad decision they make

The changes at Liverpool during the summer now look that bit more baffling.

Liverpool have parted company with assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll and first team coach Gary McAllister following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers on Sunday, the Liverpool Echo reports.

It is understood that Liverpool will appoint former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp as their new manager, and the German will bring in his own backroom staff.

There are reports, however, that McAllister could be offered a different role within the club, according to the Daily Mirror. But the hiring and then removal of both O'Driscoll and McAllister is a symptom of the poor decision making that has gone on at the top of the club - and that must now come to an end. 

In the summer, following an end of season review, Fenway Sports Group decided not to wield the axe when it came to Rodgers, instead sacking backroom staff members in the shape of Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh.

O'Driscoll had to leave his role as England's under-19 coach to take up the job. You may be of the opinion that there is an element of risk involved when leaving one job for another, but for it to be all over in four months shows that the club should have at least kept Rodgers in place with his staff from the previous season if they felt he was on borrowed time - as they clearly did.  

While in the summer it appeared as if the club's hierarchy were a little indecisive, there was no indecision after Sunday's Merseyside derby, and they have been swift in identifying the man they want to inherit the reins at the club and appear close to making that appointment.

The club is about to go through, hopefully, it's only big change at first team level for a while, but it could have done without the other changes beforehand, which will have taken time and effort to implement in the first place.

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