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Carragher urges Liverpool not to panic over Rodgers situation

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher insists Brendan Rodgers is the right man in charge. Former Liverpool defender Carragher is waiting to see whether the owners, headed by John W Henry, allow Rodgers time to put the team in a better order than they find themselves after Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.

Asked whether Rodgers is the right leader for Liverpool, Carragher said: "Yes, he is."

He acknowledges patience will run out if Liverpool do not improve, and Carragher sees potential trouble ahead, in the shape of a tricky trip to face Championship leaders Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

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 it's 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."

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