Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not quit his Anfield side regardless of the pressure he finds himself under.
Rodgers failed to retain Liverpool’s top four spot last term and has seen his side hit a run of poor form that has left the Northern Irishman fighting for his job.
Following defeats to West Ham and Man United Rodgers saw his side fail to overcome Norwich City last weekend before narrowly disposing of League Two Carlisle United in a Capital One Cup tie during midweek and anything less than a win from their home fixture with struggling Aston Villa could well leave the Merseyside outfit with no choice other than to axe the 42-year-old.
On the subject of managers Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti being linked with moves to replace him at Liverpool Rodgers stated;
“It happens through every level and in particularly at this level you know it goes on,”
“You can never be too worried about it. Sixteen months ago we nearly won the league and I was manager of the year. Sixteen months later, you’re not so good at your job, when you’re actually better at your job. I think I’ve made it pretty clear – and I don’t like to go on too much about it – but I think I’ve shown what I can do when I have the tools to work, what I can deliver, so I don’t lose confidence with that.” Rodgers added before discussing the possibility of being relieved of his duties.
“ What I’ll always do is give my best to the club and if they decide they need to change, I’ll totally respect that. Because this is an incredible football club and all I want to do is see it succeed. If it isn’t with me, that’ll be for other people to decide. I know I’ve given everything.”
“I’ll walk away and hopefully I’ll get into another job where I’ll get the chance to create something special. But my focus is still very much on the now and making us the best we possibly can be. Hopefully that will see me here for a longer period.”
However when pressed as to whether he’d quit Liverpool Rodgers emphatically responded;
“No, no, no chance, no,” (via The Guardian)