Sunday, 2nd January 2011 

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has revealed his pride in the way his players bounced back from their midweek loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers to see off a stubborn Bolton side (2-1) at Anfield yesterday.

The Reds fell behind to a Kevin Davies goal before half time, but struck back through Fernando Torres to level proceedings. Joe Cole then bagged his first league goal for the club deep into injury time, to hand Liverpool a vital three points.

Hodgson has come in for some heavy criticism from Reds fans and large sections had chanted "Hodgson for England" during the 90 minutes against Wolves. There were even suggestions the club’s owners, NESV, are actively seeking his replacement. Against Bolton though, the players worked hard for their manager.

"I am very proud of the performance and extra satisfied that we got the winning goal that crowned the performance", said Hodgson.

"We put Wednesday’s game well and truly behind us. Today we were back with a bang. Whatever happened in the game I would have been satisfied with the performance, but the victory makes it even sweeter."


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