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Brendan Rodgers fired by Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers takes to the touchline

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. Credit: AP / Jon Super

LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool has fired manager Brendan Rodgers after three years in charge of the Premier League club.

The dismissal came after a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton on Sunday. The club came close in the 2013-14 season to winning the league for the first time since 1990 but it was way off the pace last season.

Liverpool's ownership group says "although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch."

Liverpool is 10th with 12 points from eight matches this season.

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