“I’m the best for the job,” insists under-fire Reds boss

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is insistent that he is the best man for the job at Anfield, despite the fact that he has come under mounting criticism for his side’s abysmal start to the season.

The Reds’ exit from the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night marked a new low in Liverpool’s already disastrous season, and after heavy investment in the summer following the sale of Luis Suarez, many feel that Rodgers should be doing a far better job at the helm.

However, the 41 year-old remains steadfast in his belief that he is the man to take the club forward.

“I think the message from me is clear: I don’t think there would be anyone better to do the job here,” Rodgers said.

“Seven months ago we nearly won the title unexpectedly, I had time to work with players and we took them beyond where the club has been in a long time.

“This has been a difficult start with new players, less coaching time, young players; we are virtually starting again. I don’t think there is anybody better equipped to deal with that having been here for the last two and a half years and experienced what this club is about and seeing what we get from the players whenever we are at our best.”

Rodgers’ Liverpool side face bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, where they will be hoping to kickstart their season with a morale-boosting win.

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