Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers this afternoon, just a few hours after the Reds drew 1-1 with rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.
In a statement on the club’s website, owners Fenway Sports Group said:
Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.
The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.
And whilst fans across the country were left surprised by the news, they weren’t the only ones.
The news broke as Sky Sports’ Super Sunday was wrapping up following the Arsenal v Manchester United match, and as presenter Ed Chamberlain made the announcement, pundits Jamie Carragher, and particularly Thierry Henry, gave an absolutely priceless reaction….
— Kishou Arima (@djangeloXD) October 4, 2015