Liverpool fans can now forget about the possibility of former Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp taking over from Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool after the 47-year-old manager told German daily Bild his plan is to take a six-month sabbatical before getting back into football.

Following the 6-1 loss to Stoke City at the weekend , Rodgers admitted his job could be on the line, but sources close to the bosses in Boston say that is not the case, and that Rodgers despite only managing to get just eight points out of the last 27 available will be given time to put a disastrous season around and build over the summer for the future.

Saying this however the Northern Irishman is in the same position Kenny Dalglish was in three years ago, and following an end of season review was sacked.

Rodgers now faces the same possible fate at his end of season review which will be undertaken by FSG president Mike Gordon, with the Liverpool manager knowing he will have some tough questions to answer.