Manager Brendan Rodgers was sacked through a phone call with Liverpool’s owners.
Rodgers was given the boot just hours after his sides 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton.
The Reds have already got a couple of gaffers lined up to step right in at Anfield, with former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp being the favourite for the job with Carlo Ancelotti being a close second.
The Northern Irish manager, who was given his marching orders just eight games into the new campaign, learned of his sacking the hard way – through a simple phone call.
The Independent claim Fenway Sports Group (FSG) president Mike Gordon had a chat with Rodgers over the phone to inform him of their decision for a change in Merseyside.
The call was made just after Rodgers and his side returned to the club’s training ground at Melwood.
It is challenging times for Liverpool with them currently sitting in tenth place in the Premier League table this season.
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)