Brendan Rodgers not intimidated by a different challenge this season.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reckons he might be one of the managers to be sacked but is convinced his team will turn things around following their 2-2 draw v Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Northern Irishman believes the draw with Ludogorets during midweek was a turning point for his side and hopes to build on the ‘excellent display’ in the Champions League.

Sky Sports quotes Rodgers saying: “We’re hoping that our season really began the other night (against Ludogorets), and obviously it will only count if we can take it into tomorrow’s game."

“I thought it was an excellent performance, we were very competitive in what was a tough game. Everything has been hunky dory for about 18 months and on the up, but it’s a different deck of cards this year, it’s a different hand we’ve been dealt, we just need to focus on the now.”

The bookmakers have listed Brendan Rodgers, Paul Lambert and Harry Redknapp as favourites to be sacked and Rodgers feels it is part of the life of a football manager.

"A few months ago I was manager of the year, now I'm favourite to get the sack," Rodgers said. "It’s part and parcel of this wonderful life of working in football. Very short term-ism.

"But all you can really do is really focus on the immediate job and focus on what you can control. So for me it’s about working with the players, really consolidating and defining, providing even more clarity in the roles of the players, the function of the team."


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