Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is facing increasing pressure regarding his future at the Anfield club after a disappointing start to the season, which sees his side on 13th place; four points shy of a place in the top four. The gap to the top four will not be a big concern at this early stage of the Premier League, but the Reds' performances thus will be a cause for concern to the hierarchy, despite the club shelling out over £100m (€13.8m, $150m) yet again this summer on signing new players.
According to the London Evening Standard, the odds on the Northern Irishman being the next manager to lose his job have been slashed by bookies in England following the Merseyside club's dour 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Sunday (20 September). Their latest stalemate sees them languishing at 13th spot after managing just two wins in their opening six games of the 2015/16 campaign.
The report provides figures from the bookies, with Rodgers now being 6/4 from 7/4 to leave the club midway through the season, with a surge in supporters placing bets up to £40, backing the manager to leave the club.
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is the favourite to replace the Norther Irishman at Anfield, following the German manager's departure from the Westfalenstadion prior to the start of the 2015/16 campaign. He is yet to accept a coaching role with any other club and has previously indicated that he would be keen to work in the Premier League.
Apart from the former Bundesliga manager, Swansea City's Garry Monk is also in the reckoning along with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who is taking a break after being let go by Real Madrid. The former Swans defender had a great debut campaign as manager during the 2014/15 season, which saw the Welsh club finish in eighth place and break the record for the number of points accumulated in a single season in the Premier League era.