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Should Liverpool Sack Rodgers?

Rumors and questions circulate the English footballing community around Brendan Rodgers’ job security following his Liverpool side’s defeat in the FA Cup this Sunday against Aston Villa. Though the loss was certainly a further slip in the Reds’ form since going on a scintillating run during the third quarter of the season, to suggest that Rodgers will be next on the chopping block appears to be going too far. Yes, it is true that Rodgers will be the first Liverpool manager to lack any silverware after being at the club for three years since the late 1950s. But consider the job he was enlisted to do. Liverpool were serious title contenders last season, only missing out due to choking during the home stretch of the season. They then sold their top striker in Suarez, and looked to rebuild the team all over the pitch as opposed to directly replacing Suarez. The LA Times even report that given that striker Daniel Sturridge has himself been injured for the majority of the season, adapting to the lack of a lethal goal scorer has been taxing at times.

Yet Rodgers has adapted well, getting some truly top notch performances out of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, which assisted to Liverpool’s impressive run of form earlier in the season. Though this season will end trophy-less, cutting Rodgers’ work short now might be to starve Liverpool of the spark and stability that it truly needs.

Team meeting inspires Liverpool to A Cup victory

The faltering season of Liverpool seems to have all hopes of success pinned on winning the FA Cup after last years Premier League runners-up squeezed past Championship side Blackburn to book a semi final spot, BBC reports. Brazilian play maker Philippe Coutinho was once again the match winner with a stunning finish for the only goal of the game on 70 minutes.

Blackburn have been struggling with a less than Premier League standard pitch following their 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the first game at Anfield. Blackburn’s historic Ewood Park stadium does not have a high quality pitch, which still puts that of Lancashire neighbors Blackpool to shame. Ewood Park expected the home team to give Liverpool a run for their money during the replay, but found a game low on quality as both sides struggled to come to terms with a pitch with many bumps and areas devoid of grass. Fans at Anastasia Date (sitejabber.com) know that Liverpool goalkeeper Simeon Mingolet kept his team in the game as Blackburn were the first to push for a goal in the opening period. Coutinho broke the deadlock with a great strike after exchanging passes with Jordan Henderson. A team meeting was held following the recent losses for Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers claimed the meeting galvanized his squad and helped lead them to victory.