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Rodgers Admits His Future Could be in Doubt

  • Guardian, Monday, November 24, 2014 4:50 PM

Brendan Rodgers admitted that he could be fired after Liverpool slumped to a fourth successive defeat in all competitions, losing 3-1 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, which, incidentally, is also the scene of the Reds’ title collapse last season. “I’m not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything,” he said. “Any manager will tell you that you have to win games and you have to get results, especially after how we’ve been developing as a football club. But I have a great communication line with the owners. We’ve been honest enough with each other but ultimately you have to get results.”

He added: “Owners and directors and chairmen and chief executives have to see development on the field. Barring this period, our development has been very good and fast. But there’s no doubt as a manager you have to get results. That will support the confidence to the owners, and you take it from there. I will only ever do my best. The best has seen us develop well. Now I need to fight even harder. And take the responsibility because as manager full responsibility comes down to me. Any pressure comes on to me.”

As for the performance against Palace, “It was bitterly disappointing,” he said. “Nowhere near the levels we’d expect, after a very good start [Liverpool went 1-0 ahead in the 2nd minute through Rickie Lambert]. You’ve seen a team low on confidence today. Not quite together as a team. We need to find a solution very quickly because it was very disappointing.”

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