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Danny Murphy believes Fenway Sports Group's policy has 'killed' Brendan Rodgers

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Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has said the club's transfer policy has 'killed' Brendan Rodgers in recent years. 

The Northern Irish manager has come under considerable pressure following a slow start to the season, that sees the Anfield club in 13th position.

A solitary point from matches against West Ham, Manchester United and Norwich City has piled the pressure on the former Swansea boss. 

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However, Murphy, who made 242 appearances for the Merseyside club, believes some of the blame should lie with owners Fenway Sports Group.

“I’ve harped on about the recruitment at Liverpool, and it’s killed Brendan at times, really," he told talkSPORT.

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“I think he’s taken the backlash for the owners and the transfer committee. Yes, he has a say, I’m sure he has an influence with certain players, but I’m sure there are other times where he’s told, ‘no you can’t have him’."

The Match of the Day analyst believes Rodgers has a squad capable of challenging for the top four but warns results must improve or, as he puts it: "There is a time for everyone."

PRESSURE IS ON

Many Liverpool fans are calling for Rodgers to be replaced with either Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti. 

Sky Sports claimed the former Borussia Dortmund manager was open to a move to the 'right' Premier League club, fuelling speculation among fans.

talkSPORT also reported the club had made contact with Ancelotti, however, Liverpool have denied those reports. 

Having come so close to winning the Premier League title in the 2013-14 season, Rodgers' fortunes at Anfield have dramatically declined. 

The Reds may have a squad capable of challenging for a top-four spot. However, the former Chelsea youth coach may not get the chance to take them there. 

Anything but a win against Aston Villa this weekend could signal his 'time'. 

Will Brendan Rodgers still be Liverpool manager come Christmas? Have your say in the comments section below!

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