Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has criticised Liverpool for the sacking of Brendan Rodgers, criticising the timing of the decision.

The Merseyside club appointed Jürgen Klopp last week, and Henry’s reaction to the decisions to relieve the Northern Irishman of his duties went viral.

“Everyone knows I was surprised that Liverpool decided to sack Brendan Rodgers – footage of me grabbing Jamie Carragher’s leg is all over the internet,” the Frenchman wrote in his The Sun on Sunday column. “But what shocked me was not so much the decision to change manager but the timing of the announcement.”

After just eight Premier League games, you wonder if Rodgers would have been given more time. He kept his job over the course of the summer but has had very little time to actually improve with a team that is still badly missing stars who have been sold.

“In this day and age, as soon as people talk about a club sacking its boss, it happens.

“There is no such thing as loyalty in football anymore.”

Henry will hope there is some loyalty, as he has started coaching Arsenal’s youth teams. The Frenchman may be aiming for a higher role once he’s proven himself at the club, so watch this space.

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