Jamie Carragher gives opinion on Brendan Rodgers returning to Liverpool in the future

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In 2015, Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers.

Since then, he has gone on to manage both Celtic and Leicester City.

Rodgers did quite well at Celtic before moving to Leicester City. He won seven trophies with the Scottish based club between 2016-19.

Rodgers’ Leicester City have started the 2020-21 Premier League season quite nicely. The Foxes currently sit in fourth-place.

Former Red Jamie Carragher recently spoke about Rodgers. Carragher said that despite Rodgers now being the best British coach in the game, it would still be difficult for the Northern Irishman to ever return to Anfield.

Carragher told the Daily Mail: “Brendan Rodgers is the best British coach out there, no doubt.

“Maybe you could argue that the Liverpool job came too early but I think he did a good job, coming closer than any manager to winning the League in 30 years.”

Carragher added: “He’s a fantastic coach, he’s done a great job at Leicester and I think his next job could be a Chelsea or an Arsenal. Maybe it would be difficult to go back to Liverpool or to coach Manchester United, given the Liverpool connection, but I think he’ll be up for the top jobs in this country, maybe England too.”

ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

There is no denying that Rodgers is a very good manager these days. The aforementioned achievements back up that particular argument.

But, as Rodgers did not win a single trophy with the Reds, we don’t see the club bringing him back to Anfield in the future. Rodgers’ time at Liverpool has come and gone.

The Northern Irishman had plenty of opportunity to win a trophy for the club. He was ultimately in charge of the Reds for 166 matches.

Rodgers was slightly unlucky not to deliver Liverpool the Premier League title in 2013-14. Champions Manchester City finished two points ahead of Liverpool that particular season. But, football is a game of fine margins.

Rodgers ultimately never did enough when he was at Liverpool to warrant a second opportunity.