Liverpool players are behind Brendan Rodgers, says Lucas Leiva

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is under considerable pressure following a poor start to the Premier League season. However, it appears he still has the backing of the players at Anfield.

The Reds picked up their first league win in five games against Aston Villa on Saturday - two goals from Daniel Sturridge handing them a vital 3-2 win.

And, following comments made by Lucas Leiva, it seems the players believe in their under-fire manager.


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As per the BBC, the Brazilian midfielder said: "We wanted to win for the manager. We know what has been said about him and I think we showed we are a group of players behind him and trying to make everything right.

"The pressure is on him but we wanted to play the way he wanted us to play and I think we did that."

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The heat has been turned up on Rodgers following a poor run of results that saw them pick up two points from four games, amid speculation Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti are being lined up as his replacements.

The win against Villa may have brought Rodgers more time to save his job, but with crucial fixtures against Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to come in October, the pressure is well and truly on the Northern Irish boss.

The Anfield club are seventh in the Premier League - two points outside the top four - but the standard of performances this season have been below par.

The return of Daniel Sturridge could ignite their campaign, but wins away at Everton and Spurs are vital for Rodgers - with the shadows of Klopp and Ancelotti looming large over Merseyside.

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