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Heskey Thinks Rodgers Sacking Was ‘Strange’

Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey thought that the sacking of Brendan Rodgers after just eight games into the season was “strange” at first.

“I found it strange at first because they gave him so much time to build but then didn’t give him time for it to come to fruition,” Heskey told The Daily Mail.

Rodgers failed to win anything during his time in charge at Liverpool and that just won’t cut it for the ownership group. “Three years without a trophy is a no-no,” Heskey said.

Heskey also spoke about Jurgen Klopp, the man that is looking to be the one to take over at Anfield. The former Borussia Dortmund manager is held in high regards by many across the soccer world, as he built a great team during his time with Dortmund, winning two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup title.

“Everybody has good things to say about Klopp so it would be interesting to see how he does at Liverpool,” Heskey said.

Rodgers took Liverpool to a second-place finish during the 2013/14 season, and that set the bar going forward, something that the Northern Irishman failed to leave up to.

“I think once you finish second people think you need to push on from there but that was a real achievement,” Heskey said.

“The target is top four. They finished second but I don’t think they were quite there. They lost their best player [Luis Suarez].

“The team looked to him as a big brother. Nine times out of 10 he was the one who would dig them out of trouble. You are looking at someone building a squad that’s top six. I don’t think they are quite top four.”

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