Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes there is far too much “short-termism” in football these days.
Rodgers has been put to the fire in recent weeks after losing the FA Cup semi-final to Aston Villa and failing to qualify for the Champions League this year.
Liverpool has endured an up and down season thus far, but they have played exceptionally poorly in recent weeks. Manchester United’s gaff against Everton gave Liverpool a sliver of hope to reach the top four, but the Reds blew the chance by losing to Hull.
Many of the Liverpool faithful have been calling for Rodgers to be sacked, but the U.S. owners continue to back the manager.
Rodgers insists that he is building a strong team that will compete in future seasons, but his track record has not been impressive. Losing Louis Suarez in the offseason was a blow but Rodgers has not used the money from the transfer to better the team.
Summer signings such as Mario Balotelli and Adam Lallana have failed to live up to expectations and Raheem Sterling has indicated that he may leave Anfield this summer.
All signs point to a deciding season of football next year for Rodgers, despite his long term-plan at Anfield. If he fails to qualify for the Champions League again next year, he may very well be removed from his position.