Former Red John Barnes believes Liverpool pulled the trigger too quickly in regards to the sacking of ex-Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers was dismissed from his job at Liverpool in 2015 despite taking the Reds close to the Premier League title in the 2013-14 season. However, the results were poor afterwards, which brought on his sacking.

Rodgers managed at Celtic afterwards and had success, which saw him rewarded with the managerial position at Leicester City in early 2019.

The Foxes are currently second in the Premier League, highlighting what a fantastic job Rodgers is doing.

Barnes believes that had Rodgers been given longer at Anfield, he would have achieved similar things to his replacement and current Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp.

“Jurgen’s record wasn’t better than Brendan’s for the first two years, but because we trusted him and we believed in him, we allowed him to manage,” said Barnes, speaking to The Offside Rule Exclusives, as quoted by Sports Mole.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 05, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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“We allowed him to drop (Daniel) Sturridge and (Mamadou) Sakho. Brendan would have wanted to do the same thing but he couldn’t because the fans didn’t trust him.

“You look at what a good manager Brendan is now, looking at Celtic, looking at Leicester. We did him a disservice.

“I’m glad that Jurgen is here but had we supported Brendan more, I’m very sure he could’ve done the same thing.”

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