Despite Rodgers admission he cannot consider his position secure, BBC understands Anfield boss’ job is ‘not under immediate threat’
A third straight Premier League defeat on Sunday, this time a 3-1 comeback by Crystal Palace, prompted Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to admit he wasn’t immune from the sack and accept full blame for the club’s recently poor results.
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However, according to BBC Sport’s Ben Smith, Rodgers’ job is currently under “no immediate threat”.
Brendan Rodgers’ position at #LFC is not under immediate threat despite the club’s poor start to the season
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) November 24, 2014
Having won just once in five games, this result at Selhurst Park extends the gap between the Anfield side and league leaders Chelsea to eighteen points and Rodgers looks to have his work cut out to rebuild his side’s confidence before their crucial Champions League tie with Ludogrets in Bulgaria on Wednesday.
“I’m not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything,” Rodgers told the Guardian after seeing Crystal Palace hit two late goals despite Rickie Lambert putting the Reds ahead after just two minutes. “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.”