Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole insists the players are fighting to save Roy Hodgson’s job after a disappointing first six months in the Anfield hot seat.
The former Fulham boss has failed to live up to expectations following his appointment in the summer, as the Reds currently lie in ninth place in the table.
Hodgson’s side bounced back from their shock 1-0 home defeat to Wolves with a win over Bolton at the weekend, and match winner Cole says everyone is responsible for the team’s poor run of results - not just the manager.
“We are all in this together. We are all responsible – win, lose or draw. So it’s on all of us and we are all there fighting for this club, for the manager, the owners, and fans,” he was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
“We all want the same thing and when we are all singing from the same hymn sheet that’s when clubs move forward.
“Hopefully now we can take what we did in the second half against Bolton and kick on.”
Cole himself has had a difficult start to life at Anfield after his summer move from Chelsea, failing to cement his place in the starting line-up and scoring just twice in 18 games.