Roy refrains from talk of future

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson refused to answer questions regarding his future at Anfield following the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night.

The under-pressure manager saw his team go down to a 9th league defeat of the season and drop to 12th place in the table.

Liverpool now lie just four points above the relegation zone, and five points off bottom.

With many fans calling for his dismissal before things get any worse, Hodgson refused to comment, saying, “I am not prepared to talk about that because I am depressed enough with the performance and result.

“I have no comments to make and I have no intention to answer any questions on the subject.”

Hodgson described his feelings after the game as, “Dejection, bitter disappointment and frustration.”

He added, “I’m very disappointed for the fans who travelled so far and gave us such good support only to see the team concede the goals we conceded.

“I thought in the second half we did our best to retrieve a seemingly hopeless situation and get back on track and who knows, if Steven’s penalty had gone in we might have even made the last five minutes even more exciting.

“Unfortunately, when you’re Liverpool and you lose away to Blackburn there is nothing that can be said which will put a positive slant or make the situation look any brighter, so as far as I’m concerned it’s a really, really bad day.”

Liverpool have won only 7 of their first 20 league games under Hodgson.