Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Axe sharpens as Hodgson rounds on Liverpool fans

By Jim Gracey

Published 30/12/2010 | 17:00

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

Roy Hodgson’s days as Liverpool manager look numbered now as the chasm between the under-fire boss and the club’s disgruntled supporters deepened today.

Dismayed Hodgson revealed his frustration with Liverpool's fans by calling on them “to become supporters” after another embarrassing Anfield defeat, this time by Wolves, saw them round on him and once again chant the name of Kenny Dalglish.

His remarks are sure to further enrage Liverpool’s faithful but unforgiving fans who have never taken to Hodgson’s appointment and rest their case in the results he has produced.

Hodgson's grip on his job now looks more precarious than ever as Liverpool enter the New Year on their lowest points total since their relegation season of 1953/54.

The decision for Liverpool's new American owners now appears to be whether they are ready to write off the season by persisting with him or axe him to appease the fans.

Hodgson today risked incurring further wrath from an angry Kop by claiming the fans should get behind the team instead of directing their anger at him.

Hodgson said. “Ever since I came here the famous Anfield support has not been there. There were problems with the former owners, Kenny Dalglish being so popular and not being given the job and it being given to me. I can only hope those fans become supporters as well because this is the time for people to help us along.”

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