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Rodgers: I'm not worried, my job isn't in danger

The Liverpool coach is not concerned about being sacked despite growing pressure around his job at Anfield.

BRENDAN RODGERS SAYS he is not worried about being sacked by Liverpool and insists his job is not in any danger.

The Reds finished sixth in the Premier League last season and currently lie ninth in the table after seven weeks. Poor performances this term have seen pressure increase on Rodgers, but he maintains he has spoken to those in charge at Anfield and his job is safe for the time being.

“I am not worried,” he told reporters. “That is not me being arrogant or having been given any assurances.

“I will do my best with what I am working with and our notion is to win the game against Everton on Sunday. I don’t want you to take away that the board haven’t reassured me. We have exchanged text messages and I have spoken to Ian Ayre, the chief executive.

“There is no change there. No drama. We will go into the game to perform and win well. If we get a wee bit of luck, if we earn a bit of good fortune we can win the game.

“It is rebuilding a group again, new players and going again.”

And Rodgers is confident of recovering from the situation and turning Liverpool into title challengers.

“We know it’s a long season – it’s still very early – and we’re making progress as we go along, and we know we have some outstanding players like Daniel Sturridge to come back into the ranks.

“Once we have them, we’ll be in a position to challenge.

“We have a number of players coming back into the team and we have shown in the last league game we have the ability to score and create goals again and that will be important going into that game.

“There is a lack of quality and killer instinct in the final third in particular. In these last four games we have had a bit more rhythm in our game and started to create more chances.

“It is a mixture of confidence, quality, composure. If Sturridge plays against Sion he probably gets three goals and that is quality. But he is not ready to play, the other players had good chances and I am sure over time those chances will be taken.”

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