Roy Hodgson believes Liverpool will be stronger

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Manager Roy Hodgson believes Liverpool will emerge stronger from the current adversity facing the club.

The Reds remain entrenched in the relegation places despite edging out Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday.

Hodgson has found himself under pressure in the opening months of his tenure due to a combination of dismal league form and a Carling Cup third-round exit at the hands of Northampton Town.

However, despite on-pitch pressure and recent unrest at boardroom level, Hodgson believes the club will emerge at the other end a stronger force.

"We're working in adversity but sometimes work done in adversity can be beneficial in the long-term because when you come out the other side you are a much stronger team and much stronger people," he told the club's official website.

"Bolton away (on Sunday) won't be easy and then we've got Chelsea."

Meanwhile, Hodgson is keen for his players to repeat the performance they put in against Blackburn.

He added:"We were much more incisive, we got behind them more, we got behind them down the flanks and Jamie Carragher was bombing down there like Carlos Alberto of old.

"We didn't concede too much space either and were winning the ball back quickly. It was the right sort of performance but we've got to give another 29 of those.

"If we can do that, we won't go too far wrong but there's a lot of work to be done here – everyone knows it."

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