Brendan Rodgers: Colorado Rockies player forced to deny he is former Liverpool manager after being bombarded with tweets


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Colorado Rockies player Brendan Rodgers was forced to let the world know he is not the former Liverpool manager who he shares his name with, after he was bombarded with messages on Twitter yesterday.

The manager Rodgers, not the 19-year-old baseball shortstop, was given the sack at Liverpool after three years in charge at Anfield.






Liverpool's owners have revealed that the search is "underway" to find Rodgers' successor, with ex-Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp the current favourite.

In a joint Fenway Sports Group statement, Principal Owner John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon said:

“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment.


“All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game.

“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.”