Carragher responds when asked if any Liverpool bosses lost the dressing room

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher was asked if he ever saw a Liverpool manager lose the faith of his players.

Jamie Carragher has told The Mail he never saw a Liverpool boss lose the faith of his players seemingly on the current scale of the current situation at Chelsea.

Chelsea sit in 16th place, just one point above the relegation zone, an unthinkable scenario at this stage of the season for a squad which won the Premier League title last season.

Defender turned television pundit Carragher says the closest he saw to a manager falling into the same situation Jose Mourinho finds himself in was a man who has been in charge at both clubs, Rafa Benitez. 

He said: "In terms of my own experience, I never saw a manager lose the dressing room.

"One of the most difficult years we had was in 2009-10, in what proved to be Rafa Benitez’s final season. There was a definite change in the atmosphere around the place but that is what happens when results don’t go well.

"But we still came close to finishing in the top four and reached the semi-finals of the Europa League, so it was nothing on Chelsea’s scale."

Benitez's Liverpool side did make a regression that year on pushing hard for the title the year before, and the Spaniard went on to take charge of Inter Milan.

Liverpool employed Roy Hodgson only to fire him months into the season, replacing him with Kenny Dalglish, who was later moved aside for Brendan Rodgers.

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