I will not quit Anfield, vows manager Hodgson

Roy Hodgson insists he will never quit as Liverpool manager as he remains convinced he is the man to lead the club back to former glories.

The 63-year-old heard the Anfield crowd turn on him after Wednesday's defeat to Wolves but despite speculation increasing about his future he stressed he would never walk away.

The Kop sang the name of Kenny Dalglish and chanted "Hodgson for England" as the team with the worst away record in England came to Anfield and secured a deserved victory in midweek.

Coming on the back of a poor performance in the 3-1 loss at Newcastle Liverpool have now slipped to within three points of the relegation zone after their worst start since 1953/54, ahead of today's visit to Anfield of Bolton.

Having also upset fans by claiming he had never had the "famous Anfield support" – something which he subsequently apologised for – pressure is building on Hodgson but he will not consider quitting.

"It has taken me a long while to get to this elevated position coaching one of the best clubs in Europe," said the former Fulham manager.

"I was very pleased to get the job – I left a very good job to take it – so the last thing in my mind is walking away from a club like this or walking away from football.

"I want to be here, I want to change things, I want to turn it around and I want to help the club and the new owners get the success they want.

"There is no security as a Premier League manager and when you take any job you don't take it for security, you take it because you believe you can do it and do it well. No-one gives you security because having the job I have there are an awful lot of people who would like to be standing where I am today.

"There are a lot of people who believe they can do the job better so that would automatically diminish your security.