Liverpool finished the 2014-15 Premier League season in a very disappointing fashion as Brendan Rodgers and his players lost the last match of that season in what was an underwhelming match against Stoke City which saw Liverpool losing 6-1. Liverpool had to settle with the 6th spot of the Premier League in this season.
Nonetheless, even with this disastrous campaign that Liverpool went through in the past edition of the Premier League, the owners of the Premier League club still decided to keep Brendan Rodgers as the manager of the English squad but the pressure is starting to build on the Northern Ireland coach as the club has spent big in this summer and Rodgers has to make a successful season with Liverpool or his time in Anfield might be running out.
Liverpool has not been shy in this summer transfer window and has spent a fairly large amount of cash in signing new players with the Brazilian player Roberto Firmino who arrived to Anfield for a transfer fee of £29 million and Christian Benteke also came at a hefty price as €32 million was needed to secure the services of the Belgian forward. That’s a total of €61 million for just 2 players.
With so much cash being spent, if Brendan Rodgers is not able to fulfill the expectations of the fans and of the owners of Liverpool, it’s very likely that he will be sacked from his managerial role in Anfield.
When the Northern Irish coach was asked if he was feeling any extra pressure for the upcoming season as Brendan Rodgers said: “The pressure is no different to any other season,“When I came in, from day one, there was always pressure here to perform. This season is no different’’
Even though Rodgers said that he doesn’t feel any additional pressure, it still doesn’t take away anything from the fact that his managerial position in Anfield is in serious danger if he is not able to push Liverpool to a Champions League spot and make a charge for the Premier League title in the approaching 2015-16 season of the top tier English League.