Landlord Brendan Rodgers fined €1000 for leaving property in 'state of disrepair'
Published 20/04/2015 | 17:21
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been fined more than €1000 after one of his properties was left in a state of disrepair for three years.
The Liverpool manager, who saw his side crash out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage yesterday, was ordered to pay £400 and £375 costs, with a £40 surcharge at Blackburn magistrates' court for leaving a £69,950 terrace house in Accrington with broken windows and doors and rubbish strewn across the garden.
Rodgers, along with his business partner Judith O'Hagan, were found guilty of ignoring an improvement notice issued by Hyndburn Council.
The pair invested in the property in 2007 and were not present when the guilty verdict was reached at Blackburn magistrates' court.
Rodgers is also believed to own properties in London, near his former club Reading, and in Northern Ireland.
The 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa puts more pressure on Rodgers after Liverpool exited the Champions League at the group stages and currently in fifth position in the Premier League, level on points with Spurs and seven behind Manchester City with a game in hand on both clubs.