Rodgers: I’ve got 20 years left as manager, but not at Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers has faced the media for the first time since the narrow Carlisle victory insisting that his focus remains on getting LFC back to winning ways.

Questions were asked on his own future and the the links of managers like Carlo Ancelotti to replace him.

'There's always going to be speculation around you job. Since I've been here, there's probably 10 managers been linked with the job.

I have regular contact with the owners and the relationship has always been strong.  No matter how much longer I’m here, I’ll have huge respect for them.  If I'm here for one more day, one month or one year, I'll always do my very best to get results.

I enjoy the pressure of the challenge.

He continued:

"I know I've created that expectancy because of how we worked, because how well the team have operated.

"I hope to be a manager for 20 years. I know it won’t be 20 years here but while I am here I want to fight for the club and the players. They have worked hard and are working harder than ever. We will look to start again.

"I always believe that hard work pays off. We're all working tirelessly to win games. My belief and confidence is there, and always has been. I don't shy away from the fact you need to get results in be performing well."

Brendan insisted that fan disquiet about him should not translate to the players:

“Keep faith in the team and the players. It’s not about me. The players are working tirelessly. It is an honest group. Stay with the team. In this early period it will only take a couple of results to turn it around.

Rodgers reflected on Liverpool's performance against League Two side Carlisle United:

"No matter what league a team is from, when they defend like Carlisle did it can be very difficult to break down.

We wanted to be more creative and we're getting into good areas, but we need to be more clinical."

Turning his attention to Aston Villa he said:

“Grealish is a top talent for Villa, he’s one we need to watch.

“I know Scott Sinclair very well & delighted to see him doing well.

Injuries

Rodgers confirmed that Sturridge would be in the squad for Villa.  Benteke will  miss out and there is currently no return date.  Roberto Firmino may have 'cracked' something in his back.  Dejan Lovren will be out for at least two months with his ankle injury.

Liverpool take on Aston Villa at Anfield tomorrow.

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  • dar

    He knows he create that expectancy? ?.. eh he won fxxk all in 3years. … Does not realize the club was here b4 he came the stockin

    • tommy

      Hahaha ! the new BILL SHANKLY , chatting b*llicks , ive notice the liverpool echo has block the on line comments last 3 days , now we get this little pr*ck coming out with shyte haha what happened with the post match interview you master philosopher rodgers GET OUT OF OUR CLUB , ye won’t resign cos you’re waiting for them , fsg, to sack you , so you get the rest of your contract paid to you , this is what this artical is about , Rat