Brendan Rodgers accepts responsibility for “absolutely awful” defeat to Stoke City

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers offered an apology for an “embarrassing” 6-1 defeat at Stoke and despite it putting his future under more scrutiny insists he is still has a lot to offer the club.

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in a post-match press conference after his side's 6-1 defeat to Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A run of eight points from their final nine matches saw the Reds drop to sixth, eight points off Champions League qualification – the target set by owners Fenway Sports Group at the beginning of the campaign.

Rodgers admits the shambolic performance at the Britannia Stadium, where his side found themselves five down at half-time, could be the final straw for FSG if they feel the need for change.

Asked if he understood the pressure was building on him the Northern Irishman said: “Yes, absolutely.

“I’ve always said that if the owners want me to go, then I go. It’s as simple as that.

“But I still feel I’ve got a lot to offer the club. A lot has happened this year which has made the job difficult but I totally understand that.

“Last season, when things were working well, we had the support of everyone but performances like today do not help that and I fully understand that.

“For everybody connected with Liverpool, we are all embarrassed by that today.

“We have to be much better than that. They (the fans) deserve an apology.

“They were angry at half time – and rightly so – because that was awful, absolutely awful.

“The only way you’ll get support from them is by winning games, and we haven’t won enough games.

“They have every right to be angry and frustrated and of course I take full responsibility for that as the manager.”

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