Liverpool to offer Brendan Rodgers new contract - report

Brendan Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager in 2012 after succeeding Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool are set to open talks with manager Brendan Rodgers over a new contract according to a report in the Metro.

Rodgers’ men have made remarkable progress under the Northern Irishman this season. Having led them to a seventh placed finish last season, totalling 61 points, the Reds are on course for Champions League qualification and are only four points off the points in the title race.

They currently sit on 53 points with 12 games remaining, meaning they are on course for their best points tally since they finished as runners-up in 2009 with 86 points under Rafa Benitez.

Reports circulated earlier in the season that the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group were prepared to offer Rodgers a new £2.5m-a-year deal – with his current contract set to expire at the end of next season.

The Metro reports that the club’s principal owner, John W Henry has contacted Rodgers to say he is the man to lead Liverpool forward.

It is certainly something the Liverpool manager deserves having made a staggering amount of progress since his arrival at Anfield from Swansea City.

Not only is he set to better Liverpool’s points total from last season by a fairly lengthy margin but he has a good opportunity to deliver a trophy in his second season if Liverpool overcome Arsenal in the FA Cup on Sunday, and return Liverpool to the top table of European football after a five year absence.

Though some may have been sceptical about Rodgers’ appointment at the start of his reign, he seems to have won fans over with both his style of play and results.

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