Hodgson odds-on to leave as fans turn on Liverpool boss
Bookmakers are now betting odds-on that Roy Hodgson will have moved out of Anfield by the start of next season following another humiliating Liverpool display resulting in a 1-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton on Wednesday night.
Bottom of the table Wolves arrived on Merseyside missing a number of first choice players and with the worst away record in English football, they left with their first away win since March and the Anfield faithful chanting the name of Kenny Dalglish and ‘Hodgson for England’.
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power cut the odds for Hodgson to lose his job to 1/2 after the hapless performance left Liverpool three points away from a relegation place.
William Hill weren’t so drastic in their assessment of Hodgson’s chances of losing his job, offering odds of 8/11 for him to vacate the Anfield hot-seat by the start of next season. Spokesman Graham Sharpe commented after the game: “That was about as dismal as it gets for Liverpool, losing at home to the side bottom of the table. It is difficult to see how Roy Hodgson can now win the fans over”.
Since his arrival, Hodgson has struggled gain the support of the Kop who have been unimpressed with his signings as well as the string of poor results and set up of Hodgson’s sides.
Hodgson himself is very aware the mood in the red half of Merseyside, saying: “I am getting used to it, that is the way it is, we’ve had to live with that for quite a long time now as ever since I came here the famous Anfield support has not really been there.”