Belfast Telegraph

Brendan Rodgers has just 10 days to turn Liverpool around

By Graham Luney

Brendan Rodgers has three matches to save his job at Liverpool.

Pressure is mounting on the Carnlough man and it's make or break for him when the Reds take on Aston Villa, FC Sion in the Europa League, and Everton in the Merseyside derby over the next 10 days.

Rodgers currently has the backing of Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group but patience is evaporating fast and the club is being linked with moves for Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, who is ready to return after taking a break.

Liverpool needed a penalty shoot-out to eliminate League Two Carlisle United in the Capital One Cup and discontent is growing. Former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson admitted Rodgers was on shaky ground.

"I don't like managers getting the sack because I think it is a really difficult job but he's not won for six games - apart from on penalties against a League Two side," said Lawrenson.

"Liverpool have gone back to being a bit rudderless, characterless and seem to have lost their way. I don't think Rodgers can afford to lose any of his next three games."

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