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Brendan Rodgers: 'There is hysteria around my future'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers suggests that there is an unfair "hysteria" surrounding his future at the club, after his side beat Aston Villa 3-2 at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested that there is unfair "hysteria" surrounding his future at the club.

The Northern Irishman has been the subject of increased speculation in recent days, but any pressure on the former Swansea City manager was slightly eased as his side edged a five-goal thriller against Aston Villa this afternoon.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Rodgers said: "Sometimes we haven't [even] lost games and the hysteria around it is pretty clear. There is maybe something else going on from behind. I am talking about people outside here. I never worried about the players. They have been absolutely brilliant."

Liverpool took three points from the clash at Anfield thanks to an early James Milner goal, before Daniel Sturridge scored his first two goals of the season after returning from injury, and Rodgers was quick to praise the England international's performance.

"The last time we scored three goals was when he started against Tottenham [in March]," Rodgers added. "If you want to compete at the top you need quality. Daniel Sturridge has shown in his time he is a real top talent.

"I thought he was outstanding and was disappointed he didn't get a hat trick. His overall game and touch were outstanding and he had a great combination with Danny Ings. It was the first time they have started together and they showed that understanding that good players have."

Liverpool will take on Sion in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

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Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 26, 2015.
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