Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hit back at the recent media criticism after his team’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Several rumors has been circulating that Rodgers could be on his way out from Anfield. Several media pundits have been critical of the way the team has performed to start the season. After the win over Aston Villa, Rodgers responded to the “hysteria” in the press conference after the game.
“I was never worried about the players,” Rodgers told The Guardian about the improvement of his side. “They have been absolutely brilliant this group here and they have worked very, very hard. I am pretty confident that there is a group of people that don’t want me to be here as manager. In all competitions this season we have lost less games than Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
“The hysteria around ourselves is interesting to note. Myself and the players stay very calm and work very hard, and they got their rewards.”
Several former Liverpool players, including Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp, have been vocal on TV in their criticism of Rodgers, but the Liverpool boss refused to name his critics.
“I am talking about people outside of here.”
Rodgers added: “I think it is pretty clear. Sometimes we haven’t lost games and the hysteria around it is pretty clear. There is maybe something else going on from behind. I will continue working with the players – they have been absolutely first class – and we still have top class players to come back in.
“The players and the supporters were fantastic today, we gave them something to sing about. We are five points off the top with a lot of progress still to come.”