Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was congratulated by BT Sport reporter Ray Stubbs for ‘sticking up for himself’ during tough times recently.
The Reds were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Sion in the Europa League on Thursday night, leaving Rodgers’ critics with another reason to argue that his time as manager is coming to an end.
However, the 42-year-old remains adamant that he can turn things around permanently and get his side playing their best football as they prepare for the Merseyside derby on Sunday, as reported by Sky Sports.
Rodgers made seven changes for the game against Sion, and while he is expected to switch back to his preferred starting line-up this weekend, it remains to be seen whether or not the lack of cohesiveness and familiarity comes back to haunt him.
The Liverpool boss has yet to lose a derby with Everton after one win and five draws since taking charge, but insists that he and his players will stay calm despite the spotlight being back on him this week.
Everton currently lead their city rivals by a point in the Premier League table, and Roberto Martinez’s men will undoubtedly hope to pile further misery on them with a positive result at Goodison Park.