7 Jan 2011

Liverpool legends back Hodgson

10:46 am on 7 January 2011

Liverpool have been in decline for years and current manager Roy Hodgson should not be the fall guy for this season's struggles.

That's according to a former Anfield great, Kevin Keegan.

A 3-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Thursday was Liverpool's ninth in the Premier League this season, leaving them in 12th place and just four points above the drop zone.

Keegan knows a thing or two about the demands of club management, not to mention carrying a nation's hopes on his shoulders as England manager, and he rolled his eyes to the ceiling when quizzed on Hodgson's predicament.

He says if you win and play terrible everything is okay, if you lose and play well it's a massive problem, and he says he sympathises with Hodgson, saying the 63-year-old Englishman was in danger of becoming the fall guy for years of decline at the club.