Monday, November 1, 2010

Hodgson Braced For Tuesday Talks With Owners

Roy Hodgson expressed relief last night that he will go into talks with Liverpool's new owners this week on the back of a second consecutive win in the Barclays Premier League. John W Henry will arrive in Liverpool on Tuesday ahead of his first game at Anfield next weekend - when his team meet defending champions and current leaders Chelsea - and Hodgson would have been under huge pressure had his side not snatched a 1-0 victory at Bolton on Sunday. 'I am delighted to be going into the meeting on the back of a victory because a defeat would have dragged our mood down,' said Hodgson. '(Henry) is very interested in how to move the club forward. 'We live in a world of euphoria or tragedy. You try to steer an even keel between the two, but you can 't stop yourself being optimistic or depressed. So it will be so nice to meet the new owners when we are not in the relegation zone. ' Liverpool are now 12th and Hodgson is hoping to see Fernando Torres improve. 'There were signs today that he is coming back,' he said. 'He has been very good and worked very hard in training. We can only encourage him to keep doing what he 's doing. We at Liverpool think he is a magnificent player.' Hodgson, who will send Joe Cole for a scan on his injured hamstring today, believes his team may have turned a corner. 'I always believed we were working the right way,' he said. 'I've been as devastated as anyone by the lack of results. But I never stopped believing that the work we have been doing would pay dividends. It 's a rebuilding job here but there is light at the end of the tunnel. '

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