The Reds were in dismal form before Christmas – boy how they’ve turned it around.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confesses that he faced a serious reality of being sacked, before their epic run of form in 2015.
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The turn of the year has seen the Reds top the form table, and close in on a Champions League spot in stunning fashion.
The weekend’s triumph over Premier League champions Manchester City, courtesy of two world-class strikers from star performers Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho, beautifully summed up the club’s confidence.
Rodgers, however, admits that the challenge before Christmas could have resulted in his dismissal from Anfield.
“If I was facing the sack, then I was going down fighting,” the 42-year-old was quoted by CaughtOffside as saying.
He continued: “It wasn’t working. We had a huge challenge, probably the biggest I have had as a coach or manager.
“We had no identity and everyone could see it. We just weren’t the team I had built over a couple of years, certainly created the identity with the way we played.
“I knew I had to do something radical because I had seen enough of the players to know we were not going to be able to shape up and work and play as we had done for the previous couple of years with what we had got.
“That’s what I am, an innovative coach, and I needed to find a way to make us play better.”