Hodgson enjoying basement battle

18 March 2011 05:00
Roy Hodgson is enjoying fighting against relegation with West Brom more than he ever did trying to make an impact with Liverpool at the other end of the Barclays Premier League table. The Baggies go into the clash with Arsenal at the Hawthorns just one point above the drop zone. Hodgson has enjoyed a positive start to his reign at Albion, winning one and drawing three of his first four games since taking over from Roberto Di Matteo. But the former Fulham boss is relishing the battle to beat the drop and said: "I suppose the truthful answer would be yes, I'm enjoying it more now (than he did at Anfield) because no-one likes to be in a situation where the work you're doing is not appreciated. "It's nice to be here where the work I'm doing is appreciated. "But I've also got a sneaking suspicion that some of the work I did at Liverpool was appreciated by certain people."

Source: PA