Paul Parker

  • It's crunch time for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, starting against Leicester City

    Paul Parker says it would be understandable if Liverpool were thinking of replacing Brendan Rodgers, as this season will have no silver lining.

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers before the game against West BromLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers before the game against West Brom

    After recent results exposed what a rotten season this has been for Liverpool, I think the next few weeks could well decide Brendan Rodgers’ future at Anfield, starting tonight against Hull City.

    Rodgers has been very bullish in the past wee about the fact that he thinks he is the right man for the job, the perfect manager for Liverpool at this moment. Well, I don’t think he should be coming out with statements like that.

    He already has the job and it comes across as insecure. He seems like a man who is a bit concerned about his future. Don’t start trying to justify your position or explain

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  • Sorry Brendan, but it's time for Liverpool to call Juergen Klopp

    Brendan Rodgers' lack of experience has been laid bare yet again - and it's time for Liverpool to call on Juergen Klopp, says Paul Parker.

    Juergen Klopp and Brendan RodgersJuergen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool's entire ethos was wrong in their FA Cup semi-final. Yes, Steven Gerrard is leaving, but to make that the focus was a huge mistake, and it's one that Brendan Rodgers walked right into. When you get sentimental in football, you get nothing back.

    It's a viewpoint I know a lot of Liverpool fans share: the important thing wasn't how the Reds got to the FA Cup final, it was the fact that they did. And by going with Gerrard they lost sight of that, and ended up paying the price - because right now he's a player who takes more away from the team than he brings.

    Liverpool have looked a far

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  • Clubs will still want to sign Raheem Sterling - but laughing gas antics could catch up with him

    Paul Parker says Raheem Sterling needs to cut out his extracurricular behaviour and ensure he makes the most of his huge talent.

    Raheem Sterling is in the spotlight againRaheem Sterling is in the spotlight again

    In one respect, Raheem Sterling is unlucky that he has been caught inhaling laughing gas because I’m sure there are plenty of other footballers who are up to no good behind closed doors. When you earn a lot of money, you go out and enjoy yourself and you sometimes do extreme things.

    But in today’s world you have to be aware that everyone carries a mobile phone. Anything he is doing could potentially be filmed, and in this case it’s clear from the video that it’s a friend or acquaintance who has done the honours. They were right next to Sterling when it was happening. It’s naïve of him.

    He is

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