Friday 20 April 2018

Liverpool fans planning fancy dress anti-Brendan Rodgers protest for game with Aston Villa

Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp
Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp

Callum Davis

Liverpool's lacklustre start to the season has meant many Reds are calling for the Northern Irishman to be replaced.

With a meagre eight points from six matches - including a humbling defeat to rivals Manchester United - the former Swansea supremo's position at Anfield is under significant pressure.

To illustrate their displeasure with the 42-year-old, one group of Liverpool fans are planning on attending Saturday's game with Aston Villa in rather provocative attire.

The Liverpool fans' account, which boasts over 120,000 Twitter followers, has called on fans to 'dress like Klopp' to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with Brendan Rodgers' reign.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager was rumoured to be a potential target for Liverpool when the clubs' board held crunch talks with Brendan Rodgers over his future, however those rumours were later denied by club officials.

Rodgers came under fire from ex-Reds skipper, Jamie Carragher, who said he was 'obsessed with playing 4-3-3' after Liverpool's Premier League defeat to Manchester United.

"I don't understand this obsession with playing 4-3-3," Carragher said. "Brendan Rodgers came to the club wanting to play 4-3-3 and it didn't work," Carragher said.

"The great season they had was with two strikers and how they got them into the team is down to the manager. They've got a lot of strikers, no wide players, and he continues to play 4-3-3."

Rodgers recently admitted Liverpool are suffering from an 'identity crisis', but vowed to reverse a prolonged period of sterile performances.

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