West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has received backing from Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers who expects the under pressure Hammers boss to turn things around at Upton Park, as reported by talkSPORT.

A section of West Ham fans were calling for Allardyce’s head during yet another embarrassing result, this time 6-0 at the hands of Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.

The Hammers were knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend too with a 5-0 thrashing away at Nottingham Forest which left supporters angry with team selection and tactics from Allardyce.

Co-owner David Sullivan admitted that the financial cost of sacking Allardyce is such that it is not worth doing at present, although defeat at Cardiff today could be catastrophic.

Rodgers hopes that West Ham stick by Allardyce through this tough time.

“He has had an horrendous run of injuries. He has lost all his defenders, but he is still asked to get the results.

“I think he has done an excellent job there. He got them promoted, which is never easy, coming out of the Championship is really tough, no matter how good a squad you have got.

“He had a great run with them last year, got them in around mid-table, and now unfortunately he has been hit with a lot of injuries.

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