In the latest episode from the reality TV series Being Liverpool, Rodgers is seen attempting a variation on mind games played by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United nearly 20 years ago.
Back in 1992, Fergie told his squad that he had put the names of three players who would let the team down the following season into an envelope as a means of making his squad deal with success. He later admitted in his biography that there was actually no such envelope.
In Being Liverpool, Rodgers shows his team three envelopes and reveals that, inside, are the names of three players who will "let us down this year".
In the clip, Rodgers says to his team: "When I arrived here, the first few days were analysing the group, the staff, the players.
"I think there’s three players who will let us down this year - the cause, the fight, everything. And I have written them down already.
"Now my point to you as players - and staff - is make sure you are not the one in the envelope, because you are so important.
"If we are going to achieve, to be the best we can, we need to be together. But I think there’s three, maximum, who will let us down. Make sure you’re not the one."
If Rodgers thought this would coax the best out of his players, though, he was
very much mistaken as the very next day
Being Liverpool is exclusively on Channel 5 on Friday at 9pm.