Liverpool lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace on Sunday…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is under pressure to keep his job, reports Goal.com.
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The Northern Irishman was speaking after his side lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace on the weekend, their fourth loss in a row. They had been leading the match 1-0, and the defeat leaves them lying in twelfth in the league although they are only five points off fourth place.
The 41-year-old believes that the blame for their disappointing campaign should lie with him. He claims that his job isn’t safe as long as this form continues.
“I’m not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything,” he told reporters. “Any manager will tell you that you have to win games and you have to get results. You have to perform.
“In my first year when we weren’t maybe getting the results we were performing well. I will only ever do my best. The best has seen us develop well. Now I need to fight even harder and take the responsibility because as manager full responsibility comes down to me. Any pressure comes on to me.”
Rodgers believes that the Anfield side lack confidence and belief, and that this is what is causing the poor performances. The Reds finished in second place last season, pushing league champions Manchester City until the last day of the season.
“It was nowhere near the levels we’d expect. You’ve seen a team low on confidence.
“You could see our passing was a wee bit tentative, and then we make mistakes. Mistakes you wouldn’t expect to see at a team that’s supposed to be challenging. We failed to manage the game. Overall, that intensity and togetherness in our game isn’t there.”
The Merseyside club travel to Bulgaria on Wednesday to play Ludogorets Razgrad in a Champions League Group Stage game. They need to win to keep their hopes of qualifying for the group stages alive after consecutive losses to Real Madrid in their last two games.