Brendan Rodgers: From Klopp to Henry - how Twitter reacted

Sir Alan Sugar, Brendan Rodgers, Jurgen Klopp
Brendan Rodgers was sacked as Liverpool manager and Jurgen Klopp is favourite to replace him

"There is pressure to sell newspapers and make stories and I understand and respect that. My job is to worry about the team."

Those were the words of Brendan Rodgers in the aftermath of his Liverpool side's 1-1 draw at Everton.

Just a couple of hours after his Apprentice-style plea to stay in the job, Rodgers's sacking was confirmed by the club in a statement released at 18:30 BST.

Immediately, Jurgen Klopp was installed as favourite for the job by bookmakers and those on social media.

Here is some of the best reaction from around the internet.

You're fired

Rodgers was brought into Lord Sugar's boardroom in a fake scene from BBC One show The Apprentice, with a smug-looking Klopp and a serious Carlo Ancelotti also in attendance.

Brendan Rodgers, Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti

Lord Sugar was not impressed.

Lord Alan Sugar

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'What a pity'

Jurgen Klopp

A mock-up of an old media conference had Klopp reacting Rodgers' sacking by telling reporters: "What a pity", before bursting into laughter.

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What? Wow

One of the best reactions to Rodgers's sacking has to be that of former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who was compelled to touch fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher on his thigh when the news broke, before being left with his jaw wide open.

Thierry Henry

Mistaken identity

American baseball player Brendan Rodgers was inadvertently being tweeted messages about losing his job at Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers

Klopp already appointed?

Former Premier League striker turned TV pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft seems to think so...

Jan Arge Fjortoft

No more bets please


But Stan is split

Stan Collymore

What the experts say

No time to mess around

Rio Ferdinand

Time to bring back a legendary centre-back

Henry Winter

Simply put

Gary Lineker

But did Rodgers deserve the sack?

A few on Twitter don't think so...


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