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Rodgers agrees new Liverpool deal

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By Andrew Tuft

Wednesday 07 May 2014

Brendan Rodgers has agreed a new four-year contract with Liverpool, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Brendan Rodgers

The deal is not yet finalised but is said to be agreed in principle and will tie Rodgers to the Reds until 2018. The former Swansea City boss was appointed to replace Kenny Dalglish in 2012 and this season has taken the Reds to the top of the Premier League table.

With one game to play Liverpool lead Manchester City by a point, although City have a game in hand, tonight against Aston Villa. Should Manuel Pellegrini’s side defeat the Villans they will go top for the last game of the season. They play West Ham while Liverpool meet Newcastle.

Rodgers originally signed a four-year contract when he was appointed by Liverpool but there is no ‘optional’ final year, as was built-in to his first contract. The clause was inserted in case Rodgers was not a success on Merseyside and the removal of the clause is said by the Telegraph to be a show of faith from the club’s decision-makers.

Liverpool could have been three points clear at the top but for a 3-3 draw on Monday with Crystal Palace. Rodgers’ side were leading 3-0 at Selhurst Park but were pulled back by the home side.

But Liverpool’s Champions League place has long been confirmed at that was the club’s aim at the start of the season. Rodgers is said to have wanted 76 points and with one game to play, Liverpool have 81.

Last season, Rodgers’ first, Liverpool finished seventh with 61 points, 28 short of title winners Manchester United. This year Liverpool already have the same gap over United, who are seventh, but can’t match the same total. Neither can City, who even with two wins from their final two games, would end up on 86 points.

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