Brendan rogers has admitted for the first time to fearing for his position is the Anfield dugout earlier in the year. Rogers has turned Liverpool’s form around dramatically, taking them on an impressive run that culminate in a huge 2-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday. Before this Liverpool endured a dismal run; failing in the Champions League and at their lowest, losing 3-1 to Crystal Palace in November 2014.
This defeat was their third in a row, and saw them languishing in 12th place in the league. Rogers has confesses that he made big changes after this game, to try and save Liverpool’s season, and his job at one of England’s biggest clubs. In a similar fashion to his last sacking when he was manager of Reading in the Championship.
“After that Palace game I felt that it doesn’t matter how much support you have, the team is not functioning and it could not go on really,” Rodgers said.
“But I certainly wasn’t going to roll over and die. I will always fight for my life. I love it here and I want to be successful here.
“I understood the situation. My experience at Reading told me that. That’s what I learned from my sacking there. I went in to Reading with the full backing of the chairman, who was great to me, and I got 20 games.
“What I learned was it does not matter how much support you have in the boardroom, from the directors, the executives, you have to get results and you have to win.
“I needed to make decisions that would allow us to get back to somewhere near what we had been and the transformation of the team, with everyone talking about the system and how dynamic it is, has been good to see. I should have done it earlier!”
Liverpool now sit just 2 points outside the top four, and are launching an assault on it that seemed impossible to fathom just a few months ago. They play Burnley on Wednesday night, looking to once again qualify for Europe’s premier club competition.