Roy Hodgson reflects on his “unlucky” time at Liverpool
Former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has been reflecting on his time as manager at the club, and come to the conclusion that he was subject to an “unlucky” run, above all else.
Hodgson now manages Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, but his stay at Anfield has clearly left him with a lot on his mind.
Hodgson was brought in to replace Rafael Benitez, after a successful season under his belt with Fulham.
He took charge of the Reds during July 2010, but could only manage to hold onto the position for a mere six months, due to a string of poor results under his leadership. Hodgson now holds the record having the shortest ever reign at Anfield, with a paltry 31 games in charge. Liverpool only tallied up a poor total of seven wins during their first 20 games with Hodgson at the helm.
Despite the statistics, the West Brom boss believes that luck was not on his side during his short stay with the Merseyside club.
"I had no problem with the players, they did a decent job but we weren't particularly lucky," stated the former Liverpool manager.
"I enjoyed my time working with them and I'm pleased to see the misfortune I suffered from has been turned around and they're getting the results."
Hodgson has also said that he holds no bitter feelings for his former club, and is pleased with the progress that they have made this season under their latest manager Kenny Dalglish.
"Even in our misfortune I still had no doubts that they'd finish at worst seventh or eighth or even higher - that prediction I made for myself is coming true." added Hodgson.
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