The Christmas period of games has been and gone for the Premier League’s finest clubs and there’s likely no manager feeling worse this morning than Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson.
If it wasn’t bad enough that they were losing at home to struggling Wolves, the crowd then broke out into chants of Hodgson for England, which he should take as a compliment really, before they sang the name of legend Kenny Dalglish. This was all before you consider that the person scoring Wolves’ winning goal was makeshift wing-back-turned-striker for the night, Stephen Ward.
“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. We make Hodgson 11/4 second favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club,” said William Hill spokesperson Graeme Sharpe.
Elsewhere last night the title race was shaken up once more, as Arsenal’s semi-second string couldn’t manage more than a point at Wigan, with a late Sebastien Squillaci own-goal giving the hosts a share of the points. It was a good night for the phantom eyebrow possessor, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Florent Malouda made sure that they finished the year on a high, his solitary goal giving them the victory over a stubborn Bolton side.