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Hodgson "depressed" after loss

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson admitted he was depressed after he watched his side slip to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat at Blackburn on Wednesday.

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Hodgson saw a brace from Benjani Mwaruwari and a goal from Martin Olsson condemn Liverpool to a ninth Premier League defeat of the season, and he watched captain Steven Gerrard miss a penalty after he had scored a consolation goal late on.

The 63-year-old answered just three questions in a post-match press conference which lasted just over two minutes and he refused to discuss his future.

"I am not prepared to talk about that because obviously I am depressed enough with the performance and the result," Hodgson said. "I have no comments to make and I have no intention to answer any questions on the subject."

The former Fulham boss described the emotions he felt as "Dejection, bitter disappointment, frustration. I am very disappointed for the fans who gave us good support and saw the team concede the goals we did.

"I thought in the second half we did well to retrieve a seemingly hopeless situation and get back on track and had Steven's penalty gone in who knows, we may have made the last five minutes more exciting.

"Unfortunately when you are Liverpool and you lose away to Blackburn there is nothing that can be said which will put a positive slant or make the situation look any brighter.

"As far as I am concerned it is a really bad day and there is not much more Ican say other than, to the fans, that anything they are feeling tonight I can assure them the feeling is equally as bad and equally as depressed in the dressing room.

"Tonight was a performance anything other than the performance we wanted to give."


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