Harry Redknapp has performed an incredible U-turn and is now backing Brendan Rodgers after making headline news saying that the current Liverpool is ‘worst team in years’ and that they are ‘bang average’.
His comments seem to have struck a raw nerve at Anfield where Rodgers seems to be continually licking his words after poor performances on the pitch – and scathing criticism off it.
But now Harry, the former West Ham and Tottenham boss, amongst others, has revealed that he has some sympathy with Rodgers, convinced that the Irishman has been hindered by matters out of his control and deserves time to get things right.
“He has had an almost impossible job there,” said Redknapp, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast this morning
“Two years ago he had Suarez, Sterling, Sturridge – what a forward line those three were – and Gerrard was still playing. Suddenly, he has lost those key players and it is very difficult to replace them.
“You have got a scouting system, an analyst. They are bringing players to your attention and you are relying on them an awful lot.
“But how do you replace Luis Suarez? He was the best player in the Premier League that year by a mile.
“He didn’t want to lose Sterling. You are not going to find players as good as he lost.
“I still think Brendan is an outstanding young manager and he will get it right. He needs a bit of time, a result or two, and I am sure they will be fine.”