Liverpool round-up: Danny Murphy says recruitment issues have 'killed' Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool fans, a warm welcome to your daily news round-up.

Since it’s almost the weekend there’s no reason for you not to be excited about running through the football news from today, and we’ve compiled all the latest headlines so you can do just that.

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Murphy assessment

With Liverpool having started the season unconvincingly, Anfield morale at an all-time low and fans openly questioning the skills of the manager, it’s not really a good time to be Brendan Rodgers.

Well, Danny Murphy is the latest to have had his say on the Northern Irishman’s struggles and he believes the problem lies with the recruitment policy on Merseyside.

Murphy said the issue had ‘killed’ Rodgers at times, and claimed there were probably occasions when Rodgers wanted to sign a certain player, but was told no.

“I’ve harped on about the recruitment at Liverpool, and it’s killed Brendan at times, really,” Murphy said to talkSPORT.

“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’."

Gerrard comments on Rodgers

Moving on, Steven Gerrard has also revealed his thoughts on the Liverpool boss, stating that he believes Rodgers was over-confident with his team talks ahead of the fateful title-deciding clash with Chelsea two seasons ago.

Gerrard admitted he was worried his teammates thought they would blow the Blues away - his paranoia was given its due credit as Liverpool succumbed to a defeat that cost them the Premier League title.

Carragher the manager?

Finishing off, we’ve got comments from the eternally great Sir Alex Ferguson, and for once he’s said something about Liverpool that fans might well appreciate.

The Scot told how he believed Jamie Carragher would make for a good Reds boss in the future, stating that he wouldn’t be surprised if the ex-defender stepped into the Anfield dugout at some point in time.

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