Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Roy Vows To Fight Back

Defiant manager Roy Hodgson has vowed to silence his critics following Liverpool's dismal start to the season. Hodgson has found himself under immediate pressure at Anfield after the worst start to a league season since 1953-54. The Reds have picked up just six points from the first 21 on offer and find themselves in the relegation places after seven games. Hodgson has also seen his side dumped out of the Carling Cup at the third-round stage by League Two outfit Northampton Town. However, the former Fulham boss, who took the unfashionable London club all the way to the Europa League Final last May, has vowed to silence his doubters. "I don't think you go from being as feted as I was in May to suddenly losing any abilities I have three months later," he told the club's official website. "It's a question that's going to get asked but it shouldn't really be asked by people who've been in football for a long time, because they know that in football you have good moments and bad moments. "At the end of May I was having fantastic moments and at the end of September I'm having bad moments. "But I don't think that after 35 years of coaching I've suddenly lost the abilities that have served me so well." Meanwhile, Hodgson has admitted he is likely to strengthen his under-performing squad when the transfer window reopens in January. "We've got to trust in the players because until January we can't do anything about that," he added. "(Against Blackpool on Sunday) we did what we could with the players we have available at the moment, but we are a little bit short of out-and- out front players at the moment, and of course we lost one of the most important ones (Fernando Torres) near the start of the game."

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