Roy Hodgson plans to map out future with LFC owner John Henry this week

01 November 2010 06:00
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ROY HODGSON admits he's looking forward to his meetings with new owner John W Henry this week following yesterday's dramatic 1-0 victory at Bolton.

The New England Sports Ventures principal owner is set to fly in for talks with club officials and the Liverpool boss is relieved that he will meet him on the back of two straight league wins.

Maxi Rodriguez's strike four minutes from time at the Reebok lifted the Reds out of the relegation zone and up to 12th place in the Premier League.

'He's going to be holding a lot of meetings this week as he wants to spend time with me and discuss how I see the situation,' Hodgson said.

'He's very interested and very committed and anxious to learn more about the club. He wants to know what needs to be done and how the club can move forward which is music to all our ears.

'I'm delighted we are meeting on the back of a victory rather than a defeat. Defeats drag everyone down a bit.

'We live in a world of euphoria and tragedy - that's something I have to live with. I try to steer an even keel but the truth is you can't stop yourself being a bit too optimistic when you're winning and being a bit too depressed when you're losing.

'It's going to be nice to meet the owners having got out of the relegation zone.'

Having seen his side waste some great chances to open the scoring, Hodgson feared it wasn't going to be the Reds' day prior to Rodriguez's strike.

'We had so much of the ball and got ourselves in some very good situations to score but wasted them,' he said. 'Luckily one more came up and we took it.

'In another world, with a better start to the season, with the quality we have in our team we would have had more composure to make better use of those situations.

'When you don't score you are always worried one of their long throws or long balls into the box will bounce kindly for the opposition and you'll lose the game. I'm delighted that didn't happen.

'We don't usually win away from home so it's nice to do so for a change and we hope it's a springboard. With Napoli, Blackburn and then today it's been three very good results.

'I have always believed we are working the right way. I've been as devastated as anyone else by our results but never stopped believing that our work would pay dividends.

'It's a rebuilding job and there's still a lot of work to do but it's nice to see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo

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