Sofia: Brendan Rodgers faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career as Liverpool manager when he takes his ailing side to Bulgaria to face Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League today.
Anything less than victory is likely to spell the end of five-time European champion Liverpool’s hopes of qualifying for the Last 16 of the competition, barring a freakish set of other results.
“I’m not arrogant enough to think I will be in the job through anything. Any manager will tell you they have to win games,” Rodgers said. “Ultimately you have to get results....I can only do my best and fight even harder and take responsibility,” the Northern Irish manager added.
“Any pressure now comes on to me. It’s my responsibility as a manager to pick the best team that I think can win the game.”
Ludogorets, in their first season in the Champions League, are only behind Liverpool at the bottom of Group B on goal difference, with both sides having taken three points from their opening four matches.