Liverpool Take The Pressure Off Newcastle

Last updated : 25 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew's Newcastle made it six wins out of six and all the negative attention is turned on Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers' side are now 18 points off the pace of pace-setters Chelsea, and as the Magpies spent two hours on Saturday in a Champions League spot, the Reds are on a nose-dive to nowhere.

Their Champions League campaign hinges on Wednesday night's clash with Ludogorets and a second season fighting for the Premier League crown appears a long way off.

Six weeks ago Alan Pardew was 2/1 on to be the next Premier League manager for the sack, and at one point betting was suspended.

Today the future is rather bright for the ex-West Ham boss, and he is at 33/1, while Rodgers sits uncomfortable at 7/1.

  Paul Lambert  5/2     
  Harry Redknapp  4      
  Brendan Rodgers  7       
  Mauricio Pochettino  7       
  Nigel Pearson  8     
  Steve Bruce  12     
  Manuel Pellegrini  14     
  Neil Warnock  8       
  Gus Poyet  16       
  Alan Irvine  16      
  Sean Dyche  16      
  Arsene Wenger  16      
  Alan Pardew  33 

Rodgers (talking to SKY Sports): "I'm not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything.

"Any manager will tell you, that you have to win games and you have to get results, especially after how we've been developing as a football club. 

"But I have a great communication line with the owners. We've been honest enough with each other, but ultimately you have to get results. You have to perform.

"There's no doubt as a manager you have to get results. That will support the confidence to the owners, and you take it from there.

"I will only ever do my best. The best has seen us develop well. Now I need to fight even harder and take the responsibility because as manager full responsibility comes down to me. Any pressure comes on to me.

"We've brought in very good players. Some of them are very young and are not going to be ready for a few years, but they're in now. We have to do better in our performance level."

Liverpool's recent results ...

C Palace 3 - 1 Liverpool
Liverpool 1 - 2 Chelsea
R Madrid 1 - 0 Liverpool
Newcastle 1 - 0 Liverpool
Liverpool 2 - 1 Swansea 
Liverpool 0 - 0 Hull City
Liverpool 0 - 3 R Madrid