Sherwood: Rodgers Could Have Been Managing Madrid

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I don’t agree with Sherwood though, but what do I know. The Aston Villa boss has defended Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, saying he could have managed Madrid.

Rodgers raised the expectations when Liverpool stormed to second position in his debut season back in 2013/14.

Unfortunately, he has not been able to replicate his accomplishments and Jurgen Klopp and Ancelotti have been touted as his replacements.

However, Sherwood believes had Rodgers won the league, his path would have been different.

He said: “After that season Liverpool finished second, could they have kept hold of Brendan Rodgers?

“They’re a massive club and they would have tried everything. But we might have seen him at Real Madrid.

“He would have won the Premier League for Liverpool for the first time in God knows how many years. He would have been the hottest property in football. That’s how quickly things can change.

“A week is a long time in football let alone a year. He doesn’t turn into a bad manager all of a sudden. Because they got so close, that intensifies the pressure. It’s the nature of the game.

“It really is fine margins. I saw them play Carlisle the other night, they had 45 shots at goal. The goalkeeper has had a month off, he’s exhausted. It could have easily been 10-0.

“Course he could manage elsewhere in the Premier League.

“Only in this country do you get stigma when a manager gets sacked. Look at every other country when they get sacked, it just part and parcel; sacked, next one, sacked, next one.”

Rodgers welcomes Sherwood’s Villa to Anfield on Saturday, having failed to beat the Birmingham club on home soil as Liverpool boss.



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