Pressure building on Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he is not immune from the sack and knows both he and his players need to improve.

The Reds have suffered their worst start to a Premier League campaign in 22 years and currently sit in 12th place in the table with just 14 points from 12 games played.

Defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday was the Merseysiders’ third consecutive Premier League loss and fourth in all competitions and they are already 18 points behind table-topping Chelsea.

Last season’s top-flight challenge now seems like a lifetime ago as they have no chance of winning the title this season, while they face a trip to Bulgaria on Wednesday for a vital Champions League match with Ludogorets Razgrad.

With a game against FC Basel to conclude the group stage of Europe’s top club competition, Liverpool, who are on offer at 1.93 to win the match, do have their destiny in their own hands but, with confidence so low in the camp, it will be tough to get the right result in either match.

Rodgers has been thought of as one of the brightest young managers in the English game over the past few seasons and looked set for a lengthy stay at Anfield, but the Northern Irishman admits that he must start to turn things around soon otherwise the vultures will be circling.

“I’m not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything,” he said.

“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.”

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