Roy Hudgson on the brink of a sack by Liverpool owners

Posted by Golden on January 6th, 2011

Liverpool's owners are considering whether to sack manager Roy Hodgson but no decision has yet been taken. Liverpool are 12th in the Premier League table following Wednesday's 3-1 loss at Blackburn - their ninth defeat in 20 top-flight games this season. With over half the campaign gone, the 18-times league champions are currently four points above the relegation zone. Hodgson left Fulham to take charge at Anfield in July. The 63-year-old replaced Spaniard Rafael Benitez but has struggled to win over the Liverpool fans as his side have laboured in mid-table. A 1-0 home defeat by Wolves on 29 December piled the pressure on Hodgson before Saturday's last-gasp 2-1 win over Bolton looked to have earned him some breathing space. However, following the poor performance at Ewood Park, Hodgson refused to discuss his future and said only that he felt "dejection, bitter disappointment, frustration" at the result. The former Inter Milan, Blackburn and Switzerland boss was appointed by Liverpool before the current owners, New England Sports Ventures, took over the club in October.

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