Brendan Rodgers 150% sure he'll remain as Liverpool manager

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Brendan Rodgers is confident he will be in charge of Liverpool next season despite rumours saying his time at Merseyside outfit is up.

The Reds have had a disappointing campaign after missing out on a top-four finish in the Premier League and failed to add a piece of silverware to the Anfield trophy cabinet.

The Northern Irishman is set for end of season talks with owners, Fenway Sports Group, reviewing the lacklustre campaign after finishing a close second in the top-flight last term.

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Some believe that Rodgers may be facing the axe from FSG, however, he insists he will be manager of the club next season.

“I’m 150% sure I’ll be here next season,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

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“There is probably a lot more made of the review than what it actually is. I’m constantly reviewing with the owners. There is nothing different.

“People want to write about a review, there have been a number of reviews and throughout the season I’ve had great communication with the owners.

“I’ll speak with them at the end of the season like I did last year, like I did at the end of my first year, and like I’ve done intermittently throughout the season. There is no great big review.”

Poor Effort

After last year's second, Kopites thought they could build on their momentum and seal the title for the first time in 25 years.

It's been quite the opposite, in fact, and Liverpool have been underwhelming for the majority of the season.  

The loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Daniel Sturridge's injury-riddled season haven't helped the Reds in the final third of the pitch and the club have managed just 51 goals all year in the league - 52 less than last term. 

The start of the campaign seen the Merseyside outfit clinch just 14 points from their opening ten games which has made their task a steep uphill battle ever since and, despite a mid-season revival when a Champions League spot looked promising, momentum has halted in the last two months.

Rodgers' key aim was a trophy this season, however, Liverpool well and truly blew their chances when stuffed 3-1 by Aston Villa in the semi-final of the FA Cup and the under-par performance summarised their season.


The Reds received £75 million for the sale of Suarez, but, failed to replace him with another top-class forward.

In came Mario Balotelli for just £16 million, a striker who hasn't proven himself as a consistent goalscorer throughout his career. The Italian has netted just four times in all competitions and he's been firmly out of Rodgers' plans for the past few months and the club will look to offload him this summer. Add that to the failures of Dejan Lovren and a mediocre season from signing Adam Lallana.

It's well known that Liverpool have a transfer committee with Rodgers just one of a number of people who makes the decisions on signings and FSG have a philosophy of buying young players who can be nurtured into top-class footballers.

He spoke openly about not wanting Balotelli before he signed and it seems he may have been over-ruled by his peers.

It's a policy that baffles many, however, Rodgers does not expect it to change.

“It is very clear in terms of the model of how it works here. That doesn't change,” the ex-Swansea City boss added.

“There are constant questions asked of me in terms of strategy and the model, you have to remember the owners have had great success in terms of working how they want to work.

“Everyone here is aligned to that and has that belief in what they’ve brought to the club.

"For us it is really about analysing this year in terms of all the plans, all the changes that took place last year, reviewing that, and how can we be better equipped to move forward again and challenge. That will be the review.”

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