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Hodgson’s Future at Anfield

Roy Hodgson was unveiled as Liverpool’s new manager on 1st July 2010. The sixty three year old left Fulham after a successful season, where they got to the Europa League final. Roy had previously managed Inter Milan and the national Switzerland team.

When Roy was brought in, there was a lot of excitement about where he could take Liverpool after they finished 7th in the League the previous season. It was hoped that his experience with different kinds of players and situations respectively would aide him in succeeding with the club. Hodgson started the season with a respectable draw against Arsenal at Anfield. The results following the Arsenal game were not as favourable. However, alarm bells had not started ringing yet even though at one point Liverpool entered the bottom 3 in the League.

Currently Liverpool are 9th in the Premiership after 8 defeats and 7 wins. This definitely goes against whatever the Liverpool owners had in mind when appointing Roy as manager. Hodgson was brought in after Benitez’s departure to turn things around; his job was to bring Liverpool back to challenging for the title. So far he has failed in his task.

With the situation as it is, how strong does Roy’s future look at Anfield? He will be lucky to still be in the job at the end of the season. Something is certainly going wrong; the team has a large number of world class players and should ideally be title contenders, not struggling to stay in the top half of the table. They have lost more games than they have won; with the players they have this should be revered. He needs to find out what going wrong, work with the players find out what is affecting them and resolve the issues because if they do not then he will not be there much longer.

Roy’s future is not looking secure at Anfield, he needs to turn things around or be prepared to clear his desk.

How long do you think Roy has left at Anfield?



  1. Bill

    January 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Future, what future?

  2. michael

    January 3, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Roy is shit and you now you are so take your bags and go

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  4. John

    January 3, 2011 at 11:22 am

    He should have gone in Nov. when we still had a chance to turn things around, and challenge for silverware, as is our job at Lfc.

  5. anteater

    January 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

    sack him he is not the man of the situation

  6. DavidK

    January 3, 2011 at 11:50 am

    The problem IS Roy….

  7. jay z

    January 3, 2011 at 11:59 am

    You guys are idiots
    Liverpool have played up to 2 games less than other teams
    If they win their games in had, they can be up to 6th

    • peter

      January 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      jay z. you are the idiot. if you have watched liverpool play you would know that they wont win their games in hand. we are sh!t. just like your name!

    • Danny

      January 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      And your head has probably been stuck up your ass all throughout this 1st half of the season…some baby oil will do… maybe?

  8. Cyril

    January 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Roy should go hes been gving much more tym dan need 2 revive liverpool’s fortunes………MR j.henry deschemp or rikaard ar da best suiteble…..they are young with in0vative ideas to brng us bk to wat we are known for whch is A-grade football

  9. LFChris

    January 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    We should ALL give any Liverpool manager our FULL support however well or not well we’re doing.

  10. yuva seegoolam

    January 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Just imagine what the madia would hve said if ROy wasn,t british? imagine Benitez with such a performance at Lfc tho am no fan of benitez? Roy lack leadership and skill to motivate players else he shouldn’t hve said these are not my players . is not my team. Compare that of Guus Hiddink at Chelsea> Did he bought all the players? that of Mourinho at Inter Milan, or at Real Madrid . did they buy a whole team of players? too easy for Roy to say this

  11. walkon

    January 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    i dont like roy in charge but if we change manger now it might be worse. if someone comes in it might fcuk us up more.

  12. k

    January 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I thought we were supposed to be great fans, all i’ve heard over the last 18mths is whine whine whine. I know that the record in the league has been shocking but given the situation when rafa departed and roy joined i can hardly say i’m surprised.

    Personally i feel that our main problem is in defence not with the manager. this problem has obviously been made worse but the absence of Carra.

    Furthermore, the fact that roy has had to come in while such a big and controlling figure as rafa left i think this sort of form is really to be expected, at the bottom end of the trajectory anyway… I mean at the start of the season we would have been perfectly happy to be in and about the top four. while this is not the case i know, we are due to the current standings in with a shout if we get a few results.

    We do have a few games in hand that could take us to 6th. still not where we want to be, but with the right signings (and lets not forget this area is not solely up to roy and probably wont be with another manager that replaces him) we really could take advantage of any resurgence in confidence.

    remember roy didnt do it straight away with fulham, and by the time he left, they were playing good footie.

    YNWA. Remember that. and lets at least give the guy our famous support until its the end of the season at least. personally i think the media is doing this and taking advantage of the strong opinion on either side.

  13. Jack

    January 3, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    The British media is scum. Full stop. the way they hounded Rafa even when he performed miracles considering the lack of finances. They lied about stats on zonal marking etc. Roy is absolutely clueless. When 97% of a body such as the liverpool fanbase, who are renowned for their knowledge of the game, ask for the manager to go, there must be something behind their thinking. But ‘oh no’. The media will have you believe that we are just fickle. Screw the british press and screw Roy.

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