Date:12th December 2014 at 2:32pm
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Liverpool have already made contact with potential replacements for Brendan Rodgers, according to respected journalist Duncan Castle and former Reds striker Stan Collymore.

The Reds have made a nightmare start to the season, and crashed out of the Champions League with a tame draw at home to FC Basel on Tuesday night.

They currently sit ninth in the Premier League ahead of the weekend’s visit to face Manchester United at Old Trafford, and reports continue to suggest that Rodgers days at Anfield are numbered.

Castle explained: “It doesn’t look good for Rodgers.

“There has been contact with alternatives to replace him. The fact that they’re looking shows Rodgers is not in a good place.”

Collymore added:”Like Duncan Castles, I heard two weeks ago that John Henry has tried to sack Brendan Rodgers a couple of times already,” he said. “He was persuaded not to by Ian Ayre and a couple of club legends, who were sought out for their counsel.

“In my opinion, it would be wrong for Henry to pull the trigger too soon—he should wait until the end of the season at least and see where Liverpool stand. Unfortunately, being in the Europa League won’t help them. It becomes a distraction and a pull on resources. Should he put a full side out? It’s a tough problem.

“But Rodgers’ signings just haven’t worked. Adam Lallana has been no better than a six out of 10, Mario Balotelli a five, Rickie Lambert five, Lazar Markovic five. It’s been the stuff of nightmares for Rodgers.”