Anfield chief knows constant risks means his job is on the line.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he is strong enough to get through the club’s rough patch – the worst run since he took the job – and see it through to the other side, according to the Daily Star.
Last season’s runners-up are struggling in the Premier League this season and face a battle to qualify from their group in the Champions League.
He came in for some heavy criticism for picking such an understrength side, but he has insisted that he will continue to do what he feels is necessary and stands by the squad he chose for Wednesday night’s game.
“You have to be bold enough to make the decisions as a manager and that is why you are paid the money you are paid,” he said.
“If you make more wrong ones than right ones you will be out of work, it’s as simple as that.
“It’s a big risk but for me I’m happy with the decisions I make.
“It can be a big call and people might think ‘you took a massive risk there’ but you weigh up the risk and reward.
“The reward for me was you get the opportunity to trust the team and trust the squad and hopefully that is the biggest thing that comes out of it.
Rodgers also added that he still has the full backing of the club’s owners.
“The owners have been brilliant,” he said.
“The only people who matter to me are the people here at the club, the players here and supporters.
“Tom spoke to me and straight away they see the courage in playing a different team and younger players and how I have dealt with my situation here.
“They have always been supportive, they have been great, Tom is over and we will have a bite to eat later and talk through how everything is going.
“They have been great for me.”
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