Roberto Firmino believes Liverpool were right to sack Brendan Rodgers

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Roberto Firmino believes Liverpool had no choice but to sack Brendan Rodgers, the man who brought him to Anfield in the summer, following a string of poor results during the opening weeks of the season.

Rodgers lost his job in early October and was replaced by former Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp, who has made a big impact on Firmino and his Liverpool teammates over the past month-and-a-half.

Firmino feels the change in management has benefited the Merseyside outfit and will continue to have a positive impact as the season rolls on.


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"It was a short period [under Rodgers] but I considered him a great manager but I didn’t get much playing time under him,” Firmino told Sky Sports’ Barclays Premier League Weekly show, according to the Express. "When results don’t come along, it is a must to switch managers.

"I think Klopp has the typical Germany mentality, which I am used to as I played for four years in Germany.

"I do like his German methods, he concentrates and focuses on what he wants. I think he will help us. We are already getting what he wants from us.

"He brings good vibes, we are on a positive path and we are always aiming high."

Next up for Klopp: Manchester City

Klopp has won three of his first eight matches since arriving at Liverpool last month but suffered his first defeat - at home to Crystal Palace - before the international break.

He will be determined to make amends for that result by leading the Reds to victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

However, without the team’s in-form centre-back Mamadou Sakho in the back-four, it could be a tough night for Klopp’s men.

Dejan Lovren will fill the void left by the France international, and the Croatian will have the daunting task of stopping the likes of Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and ex-Red Raheem Sterling.

Brendan Rodgers is still looking for a new job

Rodgers, meanwhile, has been linked with several jobs since leaving Anfield but remains out of work for the time being.

A move abroad could be possible although plenty of Premier League clubs might be interested in securing the Northern Irish coach’s services later this season.

Liverpool fans: has the team improved since Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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