Brendan Rodgers’ club disappointed at Anfield last year and lost a lot of veteran leadership in the summer.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is by all accounts on the hot seat this season, and after a major summer spending spree, club management has made it clear failure is not an option.
According to the Metro, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner made it clear that Reds management expect “strong improvement” from Brendan Rodgers after the club dropped to sixth on the Premier League table last year.
“Brendan was very instrumental in the transfer targets that we went after this summer. We expect we’re going to see a strong improvement,” Werner said. “I don’t really want to get into the reasons why we fell short of our goals (last year).”
Hired in 2012, Rodgers has had an up-and-down tenure at Anfield, finishing a woeful 7th on the table in his first year before a more impressive 2nd place finish behind Man City in 2013-14.
But in 2014-15 the wheels came off in final two months of the season, suffering FA Cup elimination at the hands of lowly Aston Villa in the Semi-Finals and losing five of their last nine matches – being outscored 9-18 in that span.
“We had some very constructive discussions with Brendan,” Werner added. “We learned a lot and we are very much looking forward to the start of the season because we’re a start of the season because we’re a stronger team now than we were a year ago.”
In the offseason the Reds lost Steven Gerrard to the MLS and Brendan Rodgers made the decision to sell superstar midfielder Raheem Sterling to Man City.
The two stars were replaced with James Milner and Christian Benteke along with Danny Ings in a major spending spree.