Liverpool parts way with Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers became the first Reds manager since the 1950s not to win a trophy in his first three seasons. The team managed just one win in their last six top-flight matches at the end of last season. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Aston Villa at the semi-final stage.

Brendan Rodgers led Liverpool to second place in the 2013-14 campaign.   -  Reuters

Liverpool Football Club have parted ways with manager Brendan Rodgers, according to the team’s official website liverpoolfc.com. The sacking came a few hours after the Reds played out a 1-1 draw with Everton earlier today.

"Brendan Rodgers will leave his post with immediate effect after having his contract terminated," the website reported.

In a joint statement the team's Principal Owner John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon thanked Rodgers for the "significant contribution he has made to the club."

Rodgers, a Northern Irishman took over the reins in June 2012, led Liverpool to second place in the 2013-14 campaign. They led the title race with three games to go before Manchester City walked away with the title.

However, the team managed just one win in their last six top-flight matches at the end of last season. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Aston Villa at the semi-final stage. Rodgers became the first Reds manager since the 1950s not to win a trophy in his first three seasons.

“All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game," the statement read.

"Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it."

The process to appoint a new manager is underway. There are also reports of Liverpool having signed a three-year deal with former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.

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