At this rate Liverpool may not finish in the top half of the Premier League - Roy Hodgson

Former Fulham boss disappointed with defeat to Newcastle United
Roy Hodgson has conceded that Liverpool may not finish in the top half of the Premier League unless their performances on away days improve significantly.

The Reds have been strong on Merseyside this season, despite a notable loss against Blackpool, as their home form is bettered only by Chelsea and Manchester United.

However, if the league table were to be reconstructed solely based on a club's travels, the team would plummed down to the 17th position in the standings.

This is due to the fact that Hodgson's charges have won only one of their nine games away from Anfield, and have a goal difference of -10 from their away trips.

It was more of the same in a recent game against Newcastle United at St James' Park, where the team fell to a 3-1 defeat to hand a dream start to Alan Pardew's reign as the boss of the Tyneside club.

"I don't know what the right word is to describe how I'm feeling," Hodgson said, according to the Liverpool Daily Post.

"But at the moment I'm extremely disappointed and rather angry we couldn't produce a better performance.

"But I'll have to get over it. If you want to work in football you have to get over these things.

"Our away form continues to be very, very poor and it's something we need to do something about. If we'd played the whole of 90 minutes as we played the first 45 minutes maybe I wouldn't be as disappointed as I am.

"For a team that wants to be in the top half of the table, our away form is not good enough."

Hodgson also encountered a similar concern when he was the manager of Fulham, as the Cottagers won only one league game away from home last season.

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