Time for Liverpool to stand up and be counted

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher insists the players are fully behind Roy Hodgson and it is up to them to start impressing the manager.

With their season starting so badly, with just one win in eight Barclays Premier League matches leaving them 19th in the table, speculation has started about whether everything is right behind the scenes following the recent takeover. Hodgson took over from Rafael Benitez on July 1 but less than three months into the season he is also facing scrutiny over the team's poor performances.

But Carragher believes it is important there is a collective effort, and said: "It is a little rocky patch we are going through at the moment but as long as the players, manager and supporters all stick together it won't be a problem."

He added: "It is very early days in the season and there is a lot of time to go. It hasn't always been rosy playing for Liverpool. Last season wasn't great and I remember going 12 games without a win under Gerard Houllier, so it has not always been plain sailing.

"The spirit in the dressing room is fine but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out if you win games it is a lot better.

"The manager is the boss and we should be trying to impress him, not the other way around."

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