Odds of Liverpool sacking Brendan Rodgers slashed

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Brendan Rodgers looks set to leave Liverpool as the odds on his departure are slashed by sports betting company Betfair.

Rodgers guided Liverpool to a sixth placed finish in the league this season and concluded his side's campaign with a 6-1 loss at The Britannia.

Rodgers is now at 5/6 to leave Liverpool before the first game of the new season.

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Michael Bowers Sports Trader for Betfair commented: “At the start of this season, Rodgers was 100/1 to leave Liverpool but it’s gone from the unthinkable to the very likely as he is now odds-on at 5/6 to part ways with the club he came so close to winning the title with, this time last year.”

“Favourite to step into his shoes is outgoing Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp who is evens for the job and remains in high-demand despite a troubled season coming to a dismal end in the German Cup Final defeat. Behind him in the running is Carlo Ancelotti at 4/1 and Frank de Boer at 10/1.”

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Rodgers is currently the third longest serving manager in the Premier League having been appointed Liverpool manager in June 2012 after guiding Swansea to the top-flight.

Former favourite Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of management next season after deciding to take a six-month sabbatical at the beginning of the 2015/16 season.

The current favourite to replace Rodgers is former Madrid man Carlo Ancelotti. Having won a League and Champions League double with Madrid in 2013 he would be more than qualified to replace the Scotsman for the start of the new season.

If Ancelotti can not be convinced to make the move to Merseyside, however, then the Anfield outfit will reportedly turn to Frank de Boer, Michael Laudrup or Ronaldo Koeman.

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