By Tom Finn

Liverpool legend and now Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Carragher has thrown his support behind under fire Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisting that he was still the right man for the job.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher is waiting to see if the American owners give Rodgers more time to turn the team around claiming it would be madness to change managers now.
Carragher told Sky Sports 1: “These new owners are different from the past people who were in charge, who always gave every manager – Roy Evans, Rafael Benitez, Gerard Houllier – five or six years.

“They were very quick with Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish and (former director of football) Damien Comolli, so I think it has changed, the way of doing things from when I was there.

“But I think when you get rid of a manager halfway through a season, I think its nonsense, I don’t understand it.

“And also on the back of what Brendan Rodgers did last season. In the time I was playing I never played in a team who played that well or got that close to the title.

“But when after that you spend £120million and make your worst start in 50 years, you’re going to be under pressure.

“Now is not the time to be talking about the manager. The next two games – Bournemouth and Arsenal: Bournemouth could be a banana skin, it could be a very tough game, and so could Arsenal.

“But at the end of the season, judge this team and judge Brendan Rodgers then.

“What he did last year, I think he’s got enough in the bank to get him through to the end of the season, but it’s got to improve.”