Liverpool morning news, Rodgers on job security, Balotelli and Henderson to be assessed

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool's season fell to a new low yesterday as they suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions as they lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park yesterday.

Despite leading through Rickie Lambert's first goal for the club inside two minutes, the Reds produced another poor display, and manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested his job is on the line if things don't improve.

He said after the game: “I've got a great communication line with the owners, and we are always open and honest with each other. But ultimately you have to get results, and you have to perform.

“In my first year here, we maybe didn't get the results but we were performing well.

“I will only ever do my best. My best has seen us develop well, but now I need to fight even harder, and take responsibility, because as a manager the full responsibility comes to me, and any pressure that comes with that falls on me.”

The Liverpool Echo reports that Mario Balotelli and Jordan Henderson will be assessed ahead of the side's crucial Champions League trip to Bulgaria to take on Ludogorets in Group B.

They missed yesterday's game in South London through a groin injury and a virus respectively.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said he is very worried about Liverpool this season, saying they are mentally weak and are getting bullied by teams.

He said on Sky Sports after the game: "This is more than just a poor start - there's something wrong. Something isn't right. They are getting bullied out of games. Last year when they came here we said they were mentally and physically weak. Same again - nothing's changed.

"Liverpool aren't getting beat by quality - they're getting bullied. They've been beaten by enthusiasm there by Crystal Palace."

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