LIVERPOOL: Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has insisted again that he will not quit after his side’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.

The club’s Malaysian owner, Vincent Tan, was at Anfield after having told his manager to resign or face being sacked.

After the match, Mackay said: “100 per cent I won’t be resigning.”

He added he does not know what decision to expect from Tan, who he last spoke face-to-face to “a while ago”.

Mackay says he could not “look himself in the mirror” if he were to quit.

He added: “I’ve got a steely determination and a passion for my job and for what I do and have done for the football club for the last two-and-a-half years.

“The basis of my job, along with a lot of other things, is to prepare a team on a Saturday at three o’clock to go out and play in the best league in the world – and we are making a good job of that overall.

“Anything after that is out of my control and something that you should be finding out from other people at our football club.”

The 41-year-old stayed on the Anfield pitch after Saturday’s match to applaud Cardiff’s fans, who had chanted support for the Scot and held up banners against Tan.

He spoke at length to League Managers Association  chief executive Richard Bevan before leaving the stadium at around 4pm.

Tan flew into London on Friday after being convinced by chairman Mehmet Dalman to hold one final round of negotiations. The Cardiff owner had previously given Dalman the go-ahead to begin the process of appointing Mackay’s successor and was deciding whether to sack the Scot before or after the Liverpool game.