Brendan Rodgers to get more money to spend in the transfer market

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be given a £45 million kitty to improve his struggling squad this summer. 

The Belfast telegraph have reported that Rodgers will head to Boston for showdown talks with the club’s owners next month, but will be assured that his job is safe for now.

The Northern Irishman has come under pressure in recent weeks after Liverpool’s 2-1 Wembley defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.

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The result means the Rodgers will become the first Liverpool manager since the 1950s to not pick up any silverware in his first three seasons on Merseyside.

However, Liverpool's club chief John Henry and the Fenway Sports Group will continue to back Rodgers and will entrust him with a sizeable transfer kitty to improve the squad for next season.

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Champions League qualification

The American owners will be still be hopeful that Liverpool can somehow - as unlikely as it seems - secure a Champions League place for next season, or risk missing out on a massive £40 million windfall that comes with qualification.

The Reds currently sit fifth in the Premier League, seven points behind fourth placed Manchester City. Rodgers’ side do have a game in hand over the Citizens, but still face an uphill task to catch Manuel Pellegrini’s team.

Rodgers’ £116m spend last season was instructed to bring a top-four finish following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, but the majority of of his signings have struggled in their first season with Liverpool.

Sturridge missed

The Belfast Telegraph report that although the objective of Champions League qualification may not be met, the sale of Suarez, Daniel Sturridge’s continual injury problems and the mass arrival of new faces were all factors that hindered progress.

Liverpool have been linked with Dutch striker Memphis Depay, but face a tussle with a number of club’s for the PSV Eindhoven starlet.

Meanwhile Rodgers is expected to bring Divock Origi into the first-team squad next season after a successful spell with Lille in Ligue 1.

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