Still doesn’t appear to know his best team or formation.
“I’m never complacent enough to think it never has been”, he replied.
Rodgers remains favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club despite the plight Newcastle United find themselves in. “Positive fear”. But it is something that does not frighten me.
“It is something I focus on with the team”.
Liverpool narrowly avoided an embarrassing third-round exit from the League Cup on Wednesday, 3-2 winners on penalties against League Two outfit Carlisle United.
He has also had to deal with claims – denied by the club – three-time Champions League victor Carlo Ancelotti had been approached about the possibility of taking over his job.
Brendan Rodgers lacks the experience and tactical acumen to maneuver his team to win over smaller opposition. If you’re not winning, that will intensify.
“Since I’ve been here I think there have been about 10 managers linked with the job”.
“You can take the West Brom game out of that”.
“Maybe if there hadn’t been the Arsenal game, I wouldn’t be here now but I always believe that things happen for a reason”, he said on Monday.
The Reds boss revealed he has had “regular contact” with Liverpool’s owners this season, and stressed that he will always have the “utmost respect” for them “whether I’m here for one day more, one month more or one year”. “I do not shy away from the fact we need to get results and perform well”.
After a less than satisfactory beginning to the season, the Liverpool hierarchy may have just run out of patience with Brendan Rodgers.
The Merseyside outfit have picked up eight points from a possible 18 in the Premier League, and have only scored four goals overall. Manchester City ultimately won the title by two points.
Suarez left for Barcelona in July 2014, while Sturridge has suffered four separate injury setbacks since the beginning of last season. “There is no timeframe on that”, Rodgers said. We have a new group of players and we are looking to take it forward.
“My belief in confidence is there and always has been”.
‘I hope to manage for another 20 years’
. It has been absolutely fantastic and I’ve loved every minute.
“But I want to fight for the players here”.
“All three will obviously not be available for the weekend”, Rodgers explained at his pre-match press conference ahead of the visit of Aston Villa on Saturday.
“Firmino landed awkwardly and may have cracked a bone in his back“, Rodgers said.
I highly doubt Jurgen Klopp would have to have Jordan Henderson or James Milner call a potential transfer target to convince him to come to Anfield.
A manager is only as good as his players allow him to be, and right now the personnel available to the Northern Irish coach is forcing him to resemble an underachieving manager. The final touch is missing for us at the moment but it will come.