Fans continue to back Benitez despite Newcastle’s on-pitch struggles Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City TOP WORK Rodgers completed a remarkable double treble last season latest The Magpies have netted just six goals in their eight matches so far, and they face a couple of relegation six-pointers when domestic action returns next week, with a trip to Southampton following the visit of Brighton to Tyneside.If Benitez cannot turn things around in the coming weeks and kick-start Newcastle’s season, the Mirror say he could find himself axed by United chiefs.And, according to the report, Celtic boss Rodgers is their number one target to replace Benitez. Most read in Premier League revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings huge blow 2 Newcastle United are reportedly keeping tabs on Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as they consider the future of Rafa Benitez.Benitez, the Spaniard, is under intense pressure at St James’ Park on the back of Newcastle’s winless start to the season which leaves the club in the bottom three. Rodgers has a wealth of experience in England’s top flight, having managed both Swansea and Liverpool in the Premier League. His last match in the competition was a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby, played on October 4, 2015.The Northern Irishman was sacked from his position as manager of the Anfield club just one hour after the full-time whistle. Rodgers, like Benitez a former Liverpool manager, is himself under pressure at Parkhead with Celtic already losing twice this season to sit three points off top spot in the Scottish Premiership.However, the 45-year-old’s reputation in the game remains intact on the back of two successful seasons with the Hoops in which he has guided them to back-to-back trebles of Premiership, League Cup and Scottish Cup. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta?