Brendan Rodgers insists recent results have not increased the pressure on him

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Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool's recent results have not put him under any more pressure.

However, the Northern Irish boss does accept the club need to improve their performances after consecutive defeats to West Ham United and Manchester United.

Rodgers' decision to leave six first-team regulars at home for the trip to Bordeaux tonight highlights the importance of their next Premier League match against Norwich City.


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But the Anfield boss believes the pressure on him is no different from what he has faced over the past year.

As per ESPN, he said: "Same as it has ever been and probably what I've had for the last year or so. I don't think it has increased at all. It is the pressure which comes with managing a great club.

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"It says everything that you lose a couple of games, and that pressure comes, but I've always embraced and enjoyed that. Nothing has changed in that way. I just need to concentrate on getting the team right.

"You can lose games but it is how you lose them, and the last couple of games are not how you want to lose."


Rodgers has come under scrutiny after below-par performances in the two defeats, and many fans are questioning his decision to play players out of their natural positions.

A good start to their Europa League campaign would alleviate some of the growing concerns, but the real test will come when they welcome newly promoted Norwich to Anfield on Sunday.

Anything less than a win could spell disaster for the former Swansea City boss, with sections of the Liverpool support becoming disillusioned with his management style.


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