Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has come out with a statement following Thursday night’s draw with FC Sion which is far from music to Reds fans’ ears.
Rodgers remained defiant after his side’s Europa League draw against minnows FC Sion and appears to be in a much more positive mood than most would think after winning just one of his last eight games in all competitions.
In this period of intense scrutiny, with rumours of replacements coming from all angles, the Reds have lost league games to West Ham and Manchester United, drawn two Europa League matches and just made it past League Two’s Carlisle United by the skin of their teeth in the League Cup.
Prior to the Sion game, this terrible sequence of results looked to have turned slightly with a close-fought win over Aston Villa but with each passing week confidence is beginning to wane, not least due to drawing with sides like Sion, who Liverpool should be beating.
For the section of Liverpool support who are already fed up with their club’s current boss, his comments following the aforementioned Thursday night European game will come as little comfort.
Now entering his fourth season as manager, Rodgers told BT Sport:
“It’s the pressures of a huge club like this
“But I immensely enjoy the job here. It’s a wonderful challenge, in terms of how we’ve been building it over a couple of years.
“It’s a rebuilding job again, and we’ll take it forward hopefully.”
Rodgers’ talk of rebuilding is not what fans will have wanted to hear following all the cash that has been spent in the last few years on the likes of Adam Lallana and Emre Can as well as this summer’s major splash out on Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke.
Matters don’t become any easier for the Reds boss either with a Merseyside derby at Goodison Park to come this Sunday.
Watch Rodgers speak of rebuilding after Thursday night’s 1-1 draw with Sion below.
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Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena