Rodgers disappointed by Reds exit

Brendan Rodgers has admitted his disappointment at leaving Liverpool after he was sacked as manager on Sunday afternoon.

After a poor start to the season, Reds owners Fenway Sports Group decided to part ways with Rodgers and announced the decision just hours after the side's 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Rodgers had been in charge of the side since 2012 and came close to guiding Liverpool to the league title in 2013/14 season. However, the Reds' endured a difficult season last time out and little seems to have improved in eight games this campaign.

A statement released on the League Managers Asscociation's website, Rodgers expressed his disappointment at leaving Anfield.

"I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club," it read. "It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game’s great clubs for the last three years.

"I have worked every day to represent the club to the best of my ability, to develop both individual players and a team that the club’s magnificent fans can be proud of.

"There have been some very memorable moments during my time at Liverpool and I would like to thank all of the players for their hard work and commitment. The current squad is one in transition, but they have some real talent and are showing a strong sense of togetherness.

"I expect to see them continue to grow and develop over the coming weeks and I wish them and my successor well for the rest of the season."

Liverpool have already begun their search for a replacement and have reportedly shortlisted Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti.

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