Rodgers out by 'mutual consent'
Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers have parted company after a string of defeats see the club lying in 16th position.
Many fans have disagreed with the decision as Rodgers had restored success to the club, after two consecutive 2nd place finishes, despite winning no competitions. The club's official statement is as follows:
"Liverpool F.C. can confirm the departure of Brendan Rodgers by mutual consent this morning. We are disappointed with the club's performance in the league this season and we felt a change was needed before the club went downhill. We wish Brendan the best of luck in the future."
The clubs players have already taken to Twitter to wish Rodgers good luck for his next job.
Wow just seen that #LFC have sacked @ rodgers_brendan. Did a lot for my career #Bestofluck
@rodgers_brendan has gone Who's in next? I vote @ElvascoAguirre
Ladbrokes have also been on to Twitter with the odds on the next man to take charge at Anfield.
Javier Aguirre 6/1 Luciano Spalletti 7/1 Martin Jol 9/1 Fred Rutten 20/2 Jamie Carragher 15/1 Chris Kamara 32/2
Javier Aguirre is the current favourite but ex-Chelsea manager Luciano Spalletti is also in the running. The two Dutchmen on the list, Fred Rutten who is the current Vittesse Arnhem manager and Martin Jol who is in charge at Middlesbrough are also rumoured to be considering the job, but Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has told BBC Sport that he would love the job and Chris Kamara, who has taken Southampton to top of the table was also one of the front runners, but he has publicly said that if he were to take the job he would not want to join until the end of the season, which has proven to be a major setback in the chances of him getting the post.