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Roy reveals Reds disenchantment
16 Jul 2010 - 07:36:30
Roy Hodgson has admitted he is working hard to overcome the "disenchantment" that some of Liverpool's key players are currently feeling.
The Anfield futures of captain Steven Gerrard, Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano and star striker Fernando Torres have been the subject of much speculation following a disastrous last season for the Reds.
They finished a worst-ever seventh in the final Premier League table to miss out on a lucrative place in the Champions League and the campaign ended with the departure of manager Rafael Benitez.
Former Fulham boss Hodgson was appointed last month and made the retention of key players his number one priority.
However, with the first leg of a Europa League third qualifying round tie now just two weeks away, Hodgson has revealed that some players are still struggling to put last season's disappointment out of their minds.
"We are working very hard on making certain the players we have at the club, who you would call the 'good players', are going to be with us for next season," said Hodgson.
"The board are working very hard in that area. Some players are a bit disenchanted after what happened last season and we want to make sure we get that enchantment back."