Rodgers to remain as Liverpool manager

The Northern Irishman held positive talks with the club's hierarchy on Tuesday and has been assured that his job is safe, amid persistent speculation over his future
By Harry Sherlock

Brendan Rodgers is set to remain as Liverpool manager after holding positive talks with the club’s hierarchy.

The 42-year-old met with chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon on Tuesday and it is understood that Rodgers has been assured that his job is safe.

The Northern Irishman came under intense pressure following the club’s humiliating 6-1 defeat to Stoke City on the final day of the Premier League season and subsequently remarked that he would leave Anfield if he was asked to do so.

However, while both Werner and Gordon are said to have acknowledged the need for improvements to be made, they have agreed to continue with Rodgers at the helm.

Rodgers – who received a boost on Monday when mooted managerial target Jurgen Klopp announced that he is set to take a break from coaching – is now free to restructure his squad ahead of the 2015-16 season, and Goal understands that Burnley striker Danny Ings has already agreed to join the club ahead of fellow suitors Tottenham.