Liverpool in Big Trouble: Wolverton 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool was defeated 1-0 at home by Wolverhampton on Wednesday putting tremendous pressure on manager Roy Hodgson as the Wolves move down closer to the relegation zone.

Hodgson was met with a chorus of boos from angry Liverpool fans at the final whistle.

"The fans have left angry and that's understandable," said Hodgson after the match. "We've let them down.

"I have to hope the fans will become supporters because we need support. We are not deliberately losing games."

Fans also sarcastically chanted "Hodgson for England" after he replaced striker David Ngog with Ryan Babel during the second half.

"I am getting used to it, that is the way it is," said Hodgson of the chants.

"We've had to live with that for quite a long time now as ever since I came here the famous Anfield support has not really been there.

"There were the problems with the owners, then Kenny being so popular and not getting the job and it being given to me. It is sad and I don't like hearing those things because I am trying to do the best job I can do.

"As manager, you take responsibility for that so I have to take that criticism on the chin as well. You have seen these players before. They are just not playing like they have done in the past so I think it is time for the fans to really help as well.

"It is not for lack of trying that we are not winning matches. Maybe we are lacking quality and lacking confidence - the negativity doesn't help. The players are not getting on the ball for fear of making mistakes."

Stephen Ward's second half goal gave the Wolves all three points at Anfield and took them off the bottom of the table. The Wolves won the fixture for the first time in 26 years.

Steven Gerrard returned from a hamstring injury.

The match leaves Liverpool in 12th place in the Premier League, just three points above the relegation zone.

The Wolves remain in the bottom three but move ahead of West Ham.

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