By Merseyside correspondent Cam Downes
Liverpool will review the position of Brendan Rodgers at the end of the season, Football Insider sources understand.
The American owners Fenway Sports Group will carry out a thorough review of all areas of the club, including the first-team squad, the coaching staff and the much-debated transfer committee.
The spotlight is set to fall on manager Rodgers in the wake of a season that will end trophy-less and most likely without the team achieving their minimum objective of a top-four Premier League finish.
Liverpool lost 1-0 at Hull City on Tuesday night to stay seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with just four league matches remaining. It was the Merseysiders’ 10th league defeat of the season and came 10 days after Aston Villa knocked them out of the FA Cup.
FSG will assess Rodgers’ performance and could even take the step of sacking the Northern Irishman after three years at the helm.
It was reported in the wake of the club’s FA Cup exit that Rodgers’ position was secure but Football Insider understands that no decision has yet been made by the owners.
The likes of Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti and even former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez have been mentioned as possible candidates to succeed Rodgers.
Boston-based FSG will consider whether the current manager has made the most of the squad at his disposal this season and will take into account key factors such as the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and the injuries that have robbed Rodgers of Daniel Sturridge for much of the campaign.
The owners could also make some changes in how Liverpool recruit players this summer.
Even if Rodgers gets the opportunity to continue at Anfield for a fourth season, one possibility is that the six-man transfer committee could be revamped or FSG might even appoint a director of football, something Rodgers has opposed in the past.