Hodgson vows to carry on after Wolves loss


LIVERPOOL – Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson insisted he could cope with the mocking taunts of supporters after his struggling side hit rock bottom this season. Fans turned on Hodgson during a shocking 1-0 home defeat by relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield here on Wednesday. Thousands sarcastically chanted “Hodgson for England” after he replaced David Ngog with Ryan Babel during the second half while they also bellowed the name of club legend and former boss Kenny Dalglish.
Dalglish was overlooked for the manager’s position when Rafa Benitez left in pre-season. “It’s the Kop’s way of showing they are not happy with the way the team is playing. As manager, you have to accept responsibility for that and take it on the chin.
“I have to hope the fans will become supporters because we need support. We are not deliberately losing games,” said the 63-year-old Hodgson. “You have seen these players before.
They are just not playing like they have done in the past so I think it is time for the fans to really help as well,” added Hodgson, who has managed in several European countries including a spell at Italy’s Inter Milan.