Since Rafa Benitez left Liverpool FC in the summer of 2010 every one of his successors has had the same task: get the club back into the Champions League. Roy Hodgson was brought in to “steady the ship”, but he left the club after only 6 months in charge. Kenny Dalglish was seen by many as the right man, and after an impressive second part of the 2010/11 season he got the job full-time.
New owners FSG gave Kenny all the money needed to get the club back on track, but he overspent on average players and finished only 8th in the league. After such a disappointing league finish, Kenny’s future was clear.
After a long search, Brendan Rodgers was indentified as the man to take Liverpool forward and try to achieve the ultimate goal: return to the Champions League. So far the team has underperformed under his guidance, sitting in mid-table for the whole first part of the season. But the blame is not only on Rodgers, it is also on previous regimes and the owners.
When FSG first arrived they...