Global Sports : Rodgers Feared Liverpool Axe

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he would not have been surprised had he been sacked earlier this season.
Rodgers’ low point came after the 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in November, when he revealed changes had to be made if he was to save their season, and his job.
The results since have been dramatically improved, with Liverpool not having lost in the Premier League since the turn of the year, and they go into the clash with Burnley on Wednesday just two points outside the top four.
Such an achievement seemed unlikely after they lost 3-1 at Selhurst Park on November 23 – their third league defeat in a row – to sit 12th in the standings, a result that Rodgers admits forced him into a re-think as well as taking him back to his departure from Reading.
“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!”

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