10 Biggest Brendan Rodgers Mistakes As Liverpool Manager
9. That Reality Show
Admittedly, this might not have been 100% the fault of Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool needed some positive PR in the light of Kenny Dalglish's sacking following his terrible response to Luis Suárez's racially-charged verbal volleys at Patrice Evra. Nobody was really on Anfield's side after this prolonged scandal and, really, that was sort of deserved. Why anybody thought a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about the newly-appointed Rodgers' first season in charge would placate things remains a mystery. Being: Liverpool aired in the UK, United States and Canada, meaning that the litany of truly embarrassing, shameful events therein made the team look a joke on both sides of the Atlantic. Mark Lawrenson rightfully said the series would have Bill Shankly turning in his grave, and indeed it was Rodgers who came off worse in the documentary: hiring new-age gurus to coach the players' minds as well as bodies, looking a bit gormless, and keeping a portrait of himself in his kitchen. He lost even more respect in just about everyone's eyes.