Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been “killed” by the club’s transfer policy, says Danny Murphy


The pressure on the Northern Irishman has cranked up after a poor start to the season at Anfield, winning just two of their opening six Premier League games

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The pressure on the Northern Irishman has cranked up after a poor start to the season at Anfield, winning just two of their opening six Premier League games

Under pressure: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has been “killed” byLiverpool ’s transfer policy, according to Danny Murphy.

The Reds have got off to a slow start to the season, winning just two of their opening six Premier League games.

Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup win over League Two Carlisle United on penalties turned up the heat on the Northern Irishman, with speculation growing that Carlo Ancelotti is being lined up to replace him in the hotseat.

But Liverpool legend Murphy reckons the club’s controversial transfer committee is to blame for their struggles.

He told talkSPORT: “I’ve harped on about the recruitment at Liverpool, and it’s killed Brendan at times, really.

“I think he’s taken the backlash for the owners and the transfer committe

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“Yes, he has a say, I’m sure he has an influence with certain players, but I’m sure there are other times where he’s told, ‘no you can’t have him’.

“He’s been outspoken in the past of his admiration for Ashley Williams at Swansea, but he wasn’t within Liverpool’s criteria.”

Rodgers dodged the axe in the summer, but the pressure on the former Chelsea coach has cranked up.