I will never consider quitting Liverpool, insists Hodgson

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Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson insists he is committed to the club despite recent speculation suggesting he may walk away from Anfield.

The under-fire manager has struggled since arriving this summer with his side currently second from bottom in the Premier League and managing just two victories in all competitions.

And despite assurances from new owner John W Henry, speculation has been rife surrounding Hodgson’s Anfield future.

Frank Riijkard is one of the names to have been tipped to take over on Merseyside after the former Barcelona manager left Turkish side Galatasary earlier this week.

Hodgson, whose side host Blackburn on Sunday, said: “Resignation has never once entered my thought and, what’s more, never will.

“I pride myself on being a bit of a fighter, I pride myself on being able to stand the bad times.

“I’ve had a lot of good times recently – Barclays Manager of the Year last year, great accolades here and there and everywhere – I realise in football you don’t get the accolades all the time, sometimes you have to bite the bullet and fine.

The Liverpool manager added: “I’m here for the long haul, I’m here to do a good job, I came believing I can help Liverpool rebuild and get going again, the players are very much behind everything we’re doing.

“So as far as I’m concerned it’s work in progress, it’s problematic at the moment because it’s work in progress at the wrong end of the table, it’s problematic because we’re losing and not winning but there’s only one thing to do with that – get out and play each week, play better, get the wins, get up the table and then you’ll see my smiling face more often than my scowling one.”

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