Rodgers wary of sack
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had admitted that his future at the club is under threat following a poor run of results.
Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp have all been linked to the Anfield post, and Rodgers said ahead of the match with Aston Villa that he doesn’t know if he’ll be at the club for “one day, one month or one year more”.
“I’m never complacent enough to think it never has been,” he said. “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 10 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 [the chief executive] 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.”