The Week That Was – Friday 29th May

The Week That Was – Friday 29th May
May 29, 2015 Chris Rowland

By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes.

W/c Monday May 18th 2015.

Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally.

The Week in Football – Liverpool FC:

Monday:

Brendan Rodgers accepted that his Liverpool future is in doubt after yesterday’s humiliation at Stoke City. (BBC Sport)

“I’ve always said if the owners want me to go, then I go,” said Rodgers, who has won two of his last nine games.

“For everybody connected with Liverpool, we are all embarrassed by that result.”

Asked about his rebuilding plans, Rodgers added:

“There’s an awful lot of work to do and the job is to now go and fix that, and make sure we come back with a motivation greater than ever to push on next season.

“We’ve finished the season in sixth, which is where we deserve to finish.

“We have to now start, today, on the climb to get back up again.”

The odds on Jurgen Klopp, 47, replacing Brendan Rodgers at Anfield have been cut substantially in the aftermath of Liverpool’s final-day thrashing at Stoke. (Metro)

Glen Johnson, 30, looks set to leave Liverpool when his contract expires this summer after telling followers he will start a “new chapter”. The defender said:  “A big thank you to all the people out there who have genuinely supported me through the last six years.”

Tuesday:

Liverpool insist Brendan Rodgers‘ position is not under immediate threat as the club prepare to launch a review into their “disastrous” end to the season. (Liverpool Echo) 

Outgoing Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, 47, is planning a six-month sabbatical, ruling him out of taking over at Liverpool. (Bild – in German)

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