Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made it clear that he realizes the pressure is on his shoulder following the terrible loss against Stoke City. The Reds lost 6-1 at Stoke on the final day as Mark Hughes’ team ran riot in the first half and racing to a 5-0 lead and ending the contest after just 45 minutes.
As the consequences, the coach has become one of the most blamed man in the club, and he will resign if asked to by the club’s owner. Rodgers has come under criticism as the club have failed to match last year’s campaign when they came close to winning the Premier League title. It was the very first time in 52 years the Reds had let in six goals in the league, but Rodgers insists that he is the right man for the job.
“I’ve always said that if the owners want me to go, then I go. It is as simple as that,” he answered the press once he asked if he understood the pressure was building on him. “But I still feel I’ve got a lot to offer the club,” the Northern Irishman added. On the other hand, he understands that there are a lot of things has happened to the club this year, which has made his job as a coach difficult.
The great loss is a disappointing end to Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool career, and Rodgers was dejected after their first-half display at the Britannia Stadium. The club said goodbye to captain Gerrard with a thrashing loss to finish sixth in the Premier League. He scored Liverpool’s only goal on Sunday (24/5) match, meaning he finished the season with nine Premier League strikes and ended as the club’s top scorer. However, still it was such a bitter ending for his career at the club.
The Liverpool boss also explained his decision to droop Raheem Sterling to the bench, after he has dominated the headlines concerning a contract row with the club. “I felt there were other players mentally better positioned to play in the game,” he said.