Sack Race: Brendan Rodgers’ odds slashed after Crystal Palace shocker

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After almost winning Liverpool’s first Premier League title last year Brendan Rodgers has suffered a spectacular fall from grace to find himself third favourite to get the chop.

The Reds manager is now just 6/1 to be the next Premier League boss to leave – despite being priced at 66/1 at the start of August  – after defeat at Selhurst Park made it four losses in a row for the Anfield side.

That Eagles manager Neil Warnock claimed to be disappointed his side did not score more goals against last year’s runners-up shows how far Liverpool have fallen since losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Daniel Sturridge to prolonged injury.

In fact, Liverpool’s season has got so bad that even David Moyes, a perennial figure of fun last year, was doing better at this stage of the campaign during his doomed Manchester United reign.

However, despite the dramatic cutting of his odds, Rodgers is likely to be given time to turn things around while Aston Villa and QPR bosses Paul Lambert and Harry Redknapp might not find their owners quite as accommodating.

Redknapp continues to head the market at 7/2 after seeing his Rs side fall to the foot of the table after becoming Newcastle’s fifth successive victim.

With Leicester, Swansea, Burnley, West Brom and Palace to come over the next few weeks Redknapp will either have turned things around or forced Tony Fernandes’ hand and given the Loftus Road side’s lacklustre displays so far it could pay to take the 7/2 before the value disappears altogether.

Lambert has a chance to earn himself some breathing room tonight, with Southampton the visitors to Villa Park, but a run of six defeats and one draw seems unlikely preparation for a team sitting second in the table.

Villa also play Burnley, Leicester, Palace and West Brom over the coming weeks and it looks to be results against these sides that will ultimately decide if it is Lambert at 4/1 or race leader Redknapp who gets the axe first.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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