Not everyone is happy that Liverpool has signed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager. Arsene Wenger has criticized the club for firing Brendan Rodgers.
The longtime Arsenal manager wasn’t pleased with Liverpool’s decision to sack Rodgers after a somewhat shaky start to the season. He made sure to point out that Liverpool hasn’t had much success in recent years.
“Let’s not forget Liverpool has not won the championship since 1990. They won 18 championships and since 90 they have not won the championship, Wenger told beIN Sports.
“They came the closest to winning it two years ago and now I don’t know why really, the rational reasons why they have made that decision so quickly. It’s difficult for me to understand.
‘I’m surprised because first of all for me it’s very sad.
Wenger admitted that it’s tough for managers that gets off to a poor start to the season and that the patience among many owners seem to be extremely short.
“I think when you lose your job in life, it’s difficult and on top of that after eight games it’s very, very difficult because if you start well and you have a bad moment during the season, people forgive you.
“But if you start wrong straight away you are questioned and that’s what happened to Brendan Rodgers.”
Rodgers was the first manager to get sacked this season. Sunderland also lost their manager, but that was after Dick Advocaat stepped down by himself. Rodgers was let go after eight games, and left Liverpool in 10th place in the table.