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Hundreds raised for 'sack Brendan Rodgers' fund

By Jonny Bell

A disgruntled Liverpool fan has kicked-off a campaign to raise the funds needed to pay off Brendan Rodgers' contract with Liverpool.

The under-fire Carnlough man has come under pressure after a disappointing season last year and a less than inspiring start to this year's campaign.

Rodgers has failed to ignite his stars on the pitch after coming agonising close to ending the Merseyside's club long wait for a league title two years ago.

Despite his recent failings, the Liverpool board backed their man through the summer allowing him to make a number of big money signings including a £32million outlay for striker Christian Benteke.

And after the Reds' disappointing performance against fierce rivals Manchester United at the weekend the pressure has intensified.

It has been widely reported that Liverpool owners FSG would need to pay Rodgers around £7m in compensation should they wish to end his tenure at Anfield.

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And one Liverpool fan is determined to raise the funds needed.

Michael Gavin has set up a gofundme page to help raise the money needed.

He appealed for people to donate.

He wrote: "Brendan Rodgers time is up there's not much more of this insipid football anyone can take, from the horrific signings to the tired cliches used in the media week in week out enough is enough.

"It's reported that it will take €10,000,000 (£7million) to sack him so this page has been setup to show FSG that LFC fans are so desperate to get rid off him that we are willing to pay for his sacking."

After one day 22 people have pledged 400 euro to the campaign.

While some are supporting the campaign others have criticised the move.

"[This is] embarrassing and classless," wrote one supporter on the page.

"This is just as bad as idiot fans flying a 'Rodgers Out' banner over Anfield.

"I'm also in favour of managerial change, but this is just pathetic, and it's the kind of lowest common denominator behaviour I'd expect of Man United fans."

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