It is a little bit ironic that Arsene Wenger is upset that Liverpool have sacked Brendan Rodgers and brought in Jurgen Klopp, as there are a lot of Arsenal fans that would have liked the German to be coming to the Emirates and displacing Le Prof instead!
Wenger sounds rather shocked that Rodgers, who nearly won the title for Liverpool only a couple of years ago, was shown the door after just eight games of the new season. Even more shocking is the fact that the Reds have only lost two games so far, which is exactly the same as Arsenal, Man City and Man United, and are only six points below the League leaders.
Wenger said after Klopp’s appointment when the “Normal one” promised to bring the title to Anfield in the next four years. Wenger said: “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.
“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.”
I hate to bring this up but Arsenal got off to a much worse start, and after rallying are still only four pints in front of Liverpool. It would seem that the Anfield management have made a very hasty decision and Wenger is quite right to be shocked at the decision. Unless there was some friction behind the scenes that hasn’t been revealed yet…