Brendan Rodgers has revealed something serious happened to him after Liverpool sacked him

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Brendan Rodgers' time at Liverpool is often something that is met with criticism.

Despite nearly guiding the Reds to their first ever Premier League title in 2013/14, the Northern Irishman is widely viewed as a failure during his time at Anfield.

The likes of Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson all thrived under his leadership and he boasts a record that is virtually identical to current manager Jurgen Klopp.

But, the German is viewed in much higher stead which in reality, is downright unfair.

Rodgers was relieved of his Liverpool duties back in late 2015 after a 1-1 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.

Klopp was quickly appointed after his successful time in Germany with Borussia Dortmund, with Rodgers eventually moving on to Celtic.

He has enjoyed a brilliant spell with the Boys, going unbeaten for the entirety of the 2016/17 season.


However, his exit from Liverpool was certainly a tough time and Rodgers has revealed how serious it got during that time.

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"I had an incident when I left Liverpool. Within a couple of weeks I went to Dubai and I lay in fear one night thinking I was having a heart attack," he told the BBC .

"I suppose my mum's situation maybe came over me because she died suddenly of a heart attack.

"I was rushed into the hospital in Dubai. I was looked after great and it was basically a reaction to the body, the tightening of everywhere in and around my chest.

"It was starting to condition itself in terms of not having that pressure, so that was something that really made me sit up and talk about resilience there.


"How to manage that and how to manage pressure and how to regulate it, so that was an item that was important for me to go and address."


It was also revealed that the decision to get rid of Rodgers cost Liverpool £15m.

Given that he has had so much success in Scotland, it only seems a matter of time until we see him back in the English top-flight.

A controversial move would be him taking the vacant Everton job, although, given the fact that Celtic are still unbeaten in the league under him, it'll probably be a while until he decides to depart the Glasgow club.

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