Liverpool manager admits his job is under serious threat
Brendan Rodgers hoping for an improvement in Liverpool fortunes against Aston Villa on Saturday
September 25th, 2015
Brendan Rodgers began the season as favourite in the Premier League Sack Race market and his odds have only shortened after a mediocre opening to the campaign.
Liverpool started with a couple of 1-0 wins and then drew at the Emirates, although it has been downhill since then, with the Reds having been easily beaten at Old Trafford and they could only beat Carlisle on penalties this week.
Rodgers understands that he’s under pressure at Anfield but insists he will try and repair the club’s fortunes however long that might take.
“You need to be at your best every day when you come into a club of this stature and thrive on that positive fear. It does not affect me. I have a belief in what I do. We nearly achieved great things. We have a new group of players and we are looking to take it forward. I do not shy away from the fact we need to get results and perform well.”
“When you are a manager of a club this size there is always going to speculation around your job and when you don’t win that will intensify. Since I have been here I think there have been ten managers linked with job. That is part and parcel of the game.
“I have regular contact with the owners and the relationship is always strong. Whether I am here for one day more or one month or one year more I will always have respect for the people here, the owners and Ian Ayre.
“I will do what I will always do and do the best I can. If you don’t get results the pressure is there but I enjoy challenges. I walked in here as a 39-year-old manager and as I sit here now I am much better manager, but I understand I must get results. We know with one win you are back near the top four.”