Brendan Rodgers bemoans his 'forgotten' work at Liverpool

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The Anfield boss feels that his positive early work at the club is being lost amid their present day struggles.

Despite picking up a win over Aston Villa at the weekend, the start of the new Premier League campaign hasn't gone as smoothly as followers of the Merseyside club would have liked.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has continued to come under fire for his part in Liverpool's sloppy start, and the 42-year-old is now seemingly taking a resolute stance on his place at the club.

As reported by ESPN FC, the Northern Ireland native has insisted that he has become a victim of the short termism that is being applied to modern day football by its onlookers.

"There are very short memories in football," Rodgers said. "The team was eighth when I got here. We built a team to excite people throughout European football, that should have won the league.

He added: "All the good work gets forgotten. That's how it works. It seems the focus has not been on what's gone on and what we've been missing, but more about getting me out of the club. That's sad."

After coming excruciatingly close to winning the Premier League title in the 2012/13 season, the Merseysiders have been in a relative slump ever since.

They have won just three of their opening seven games in the new season, while it was been their lack of a clear approach that has irked supporters even more.

Despite spending a significant amount of money in bringing in Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino to strengthen the team's attack, Liverpool have also scored just seven goals so far; one more than bottom club Sunderland.

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