“In all competitions we have lost less games than Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. We have lost two games, which is equivalent to Tottenham and Manchester United.”
Brendan Rodgers went on the attack when questioned about his Liverpool future, reminding people that his side aren’t the only one of the Premier League’s elite struggling for early-season form.
The Reds boss is coming under increasing pressure following their indifferent start to the campaign, and a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield this afternoon has done little to change that.
Following a first win in six in all competitions, Rodgers told Sky Sports: “I am pretty confident that there is a group of people that don’t want me here to be the manager.
“Sometimes we haven’t lost games and the hysteria around it is pretty clear that there is maybe something else going on from behind. I am talking about people outside of here (the club).
“The hysteria around ourselves is interesting to note. Myself and the players stay very calm and work very hard knowing we will get our rewards.
“We are very much together as a team and the supporters were fantastic today. As supporters and players we got the victory. We are five points off the top and still with a lot of progress to make.”
Daniel Sturridge scored his first two goals since returning from injury to help Liverpool knock off Villa, who had Rudy Gestede bag a brace of his own after James Milner’s rapid opener.
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