Hull boss Phil Brown has no intention of hiding away as the going gets tough.
Brown is under intense pressure after just two wins in 28 Barclays Premier League games. He was subjected to calls for his sacking from supporters after last week's demoralising 1-0 loss to Birmingham and again after their 4-0 Carling Cup thrashing by Everton on Wednesday.
Brown, who guided Hull into the top flight for the first time in their history in 2008, said: "People calling for your head is never a nice thing, but that's the nature of the beast.
"We've now got 21,000 season-ticket holders and about 25,000 average gates.There's probably about half who only know the last two years. It's been unprecedented success.
"Suddenly you get a little blip and they are calling for people's heads.The true supporters - and they will be there against Liverpool, they really get behind the team away from home - they hopefully know the deal. They know the history of the club, how far we have come.
"But I understand that there is no patience in football anymore and I understand that is the deal. I have got as much support as I need and now it is a case of getting on with the job."