Brendan Rodgers admits making the wrong decisions could well cost him his job as Liverpool boss.
The Northern Irishman has been heavily criticised for fielding a weakened team in the Champions League clash with Real Madrid in recent weeks, and has been slammed by a host of pundits, press and ex-players.
But Rodgers says he still has the backing of Liverpool owners John W.Henry and Tom Werner, however he also admitted that he will be the one who pays the price for poor decisions in the future.
He said: “You have to be bold enough to make the decisions as a manager and that is why you are paid the money you are paid.
“If you make more wrong ones than right ones you will be out of work, it’s as simple as that.
“It’s a big risk but for me I’m happy with the decisions I make.
“It can be a big call and people might think ‘you took a massive risk there’ but you weigh up the risk and reward.
“The reward for me was you get the opportunity to trust the team and trust the squad and hopefully that is the biggest thing that comes out of it.
“Because that is what I look to do. We didn’t quite make the result but it will bode well for us in the future.”
Rodgers added: “The owners have been brilliant.
“Tom (Werner) spoke to me and straight away they see the courage in playing a different team and younger players and how I have dealt with my situation here.
“They have always been supportive, they have been great, Tom is over and we will have a bite to eat later and talk through how everything is going.
“They have been great for me.
“The only people who matter to me are the people here at the club, the players here and supporters.”
YOU ARE AS DISGRACEFUL COWARD FOR WHAT YOU DID ON TUESDAY NIGHT,YOU WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS A WORSE MANAGER THAN HODGSON !!! And you will soon be following the scouting network OUT…
Truth Hurts please go n support some other clubs.plastic fans like u are disgraceful.in Brendan Rodgers we trust.YNWA!
I believe that B.R.’s mandate was/is “get into Europe and stay there”. Well he’s done the first, can he keep Liverpool in the Champions League? I believe he will be given every chance to finish in the top 4, but if he fails by the end of the season he could very well be on his bike in the summer. Lets hope for his and the team’s sake he makes it.
Rodgers has tried to be tactically astute when making his team selections and it is no wonder that he drew criticism over his choices in the 2 Madrid legs. However, the result at Anfield against Real was for the most part poor player performance. Admittedly they were playing the hottest team around with stars abound but to be played off their own park was not good. There were personnel changes in Madrid, but perhaps what they may have lacked in experience, they more than made up for it in effort and even though Madrid may have had a few key players missing, the smaller deficit at full time, spoke volumes. I do have and have had questions about some of his player selections, but thinking about the Madrid game at Anfield in particular, I did find the formation selection of a back 3 perplexing and frankly, considering the competition, rather arrogant and disrespectful.