English Premiership

Rodgers' neck on the line

2014-11-07 11:45
Brendan Rodgers (AFP)
Cape Town - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his job is in jeopardy following a very shaky start to this season in all competitions.

The Reds boss now faces one of the biggest games of the season when Chelsea visit Merseyside on Saturday, but Rodgers insists he is strong enough to survive the biggest test of his Anfield career.

According to the Daily Star, Rodgers has been heavily criticised this week for picking an under-strength side to face European champions Real Madrid.

"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.


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