The West Brom goalkeeper says Sunday's 1-0 win at Anfield was 'really sweet' for the former Reds manager and hailed him as one of the best coaches aroundWest Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted that victory over Liverpool on Sunday meant a lot to manager Roy Hodgson.
Hodgson was returning to the Anfield for the first time since he was sacked by the Merseyside club in January last year, after just six months in charge.
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And Foster, who played an important role in the hard-fought 1-0 win, admits it was a sweet moment for his manager.
“It was huge for the boss,” he told the Daily Mirror. “I think everybody can understand the feeling when you go to a former employer and get one over on them.
“The gaffer has no ill feelings towards Liverpool and he’s a complete professional but that will be really sweet for him.
“You could see his face when he got into the changing room that it meant a lot to him, and rightly so. He should be very proud of that victory.”
Foster notched his ninth clean sheet of the season against the Reds and the keeper, who has played under Sir Alex Ferguson and Alex McLeish in the past, hailed Hodgson as one of the best coaches he has worked with.
He continued: “The boss is really meticulous. He has done a phenomenal job for the club. The points haul he’s achieved while he’s been here would get us into the top seven or eight for the last year.
“He is probably one of the best coaches I have worked with. He knows the game like the back of his hand – you know anything he says to you is right.
“Everybody listens to him and is humble; because they know he’s been there and done it. He’s seen it all before.”
The win moved West Brom up to 10th in the Premier League, just one point behind eighth-placed Liverpool.