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Liverpool balls: Harry Redknapp hopes Milner settles in England and rewrites history for Brendan Rodgers

by | 5th, October 2015

Brendan Rodger is out of a job at Liverpool. And here’s Harry Redknapp to explain all. The headline makes his case:

Harry Redknapp: Brendan Rodgers should not have been sacked by Liverpool – he is a victim of modern football

By modern football, presumably, Redknapp means the Premier League, which has not not exactly proved un-lucrative for him and his. Rodgers lasted 3 years and 2 months in the Liverpool manager’s chair.

Before him, the Liverpool’s manager’s job was not exactly a role for life:

George Patterson: 1 June 1915 14 December 1919
David Ashworth England: December 1919 February 1923
Matt McQueen: 1February 1923 February 1928 229
George Patterson: March 1928 August 1936
George Kay:  August 1936 January 1951
Don Welsh: March 1951 May 1956
Phil Taylor: May 1956 November 1959
Bill Shankly: December 1959 July 1974
Bob Paisley: August 1974 July 1983
Joe Fagan: July 1983 – May 1985
Kenny Dalglish: May 1985 – February 1991
Ronnie Moran: February 1991 – April 1991
Graeme Souness: April 1991 – January 1994
Roy Evans: January 1994 – November 1998
Evans & Gérard Houllier: July 1998 – November 1998
Gérard Houllier: 16 July 1998 – May 2004

Rodgers fits a patten, no? So what was “modern’ about his removal?

I feel desperately sorry for Brendan, it is too soon for him to be sacked after eight games, but it does seem to have been coming for weeks. For me, though, he has taken the blame for other people at Liverpool.

He was not sacked after eight weeks. He was sacked after threes years and two months.

In the modern game, it never seems to be the manager who signs the players, it’s just the manager who takes the blame when things don’t work out. It happens all the time and it is exasperating sometimes.

In the good old days, the Government had a say in who played. In 1922 the State-imposed maximum wage for a player set at £8 a week

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