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Liverpool set to hand Rodgers a new contract

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By Stephen Donovan

Thursday 26 December 2013

Liverpool are going to reward manager Brendan Rodgers for the club’s excellent start to the season by offering him a contract worth up to £2m per year, writes the Daily Mirror.

Brendan Rodgers

After being appointed in the summer of 2012, Rodgers guided Liverpool to seventh in the Premier League in his first season in charge after a strong finish to the campaign. So far this time around, they have built on that hugely, and the club sit top of the table going into the tricky Boxing Day trip to Manchester City.

Rodgers was also vital in ensuring that the club kept Luis Suarez, who looked poised to move elsewhere over the summer after publically announcing his desire to leave Anfield. However, Rodgers’ influence has led to the striker signing a new long-term contract.

The Northern Irishman’s current contract has just 18 months left to run, and Reds owner John Henry is reportedly keen to extend Rodgers’ stay at the club and ward off any potential suitors.

Speaking prior to Saturday’s win over Cardiff City, Rodgers praised the Liverpool owners, saying: “I think the owners here have a strategy. When I look this week at managers and decisions that have been made, it makes me really appreciate the decision I made to come here with the owners.”

“They’ve been so supportive of me in my time here, but ultimately they had a strategy. They had a vision as to how they wanted to work. They brought someone in and trusted them enough to give them the time to implement things.

“We still have a long way to go to be where I would want us to be, but I think it’s clear that we’re making progress. You have to give the owners huge credit for that, because never once have I felt under any pressure.’

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