Liverpool morning news, Rodgers set for new deal and could target defensive overhaul

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks set to agree a new four year contract at the club, which will keep him in charge at Anfield until the summer of 2018, according to several newspapers.

The Reds’ boss hasn’t signed a deal yet as reports indicate he didn’t want any distractions for the team on the field as they have confirmed Champions League qualification for next season, and although it seems unlikely they will lift the league title this season, it will go down to the final day.

Rodgers said at Liverpool’s awards night last night: “The players have been incredible and have allowed the supporters to dream. To be the club that is top of the league by one point with one week to go, and you never know what might happen, has taken a huge effort.”

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Rodgers will handed £60m to spend in the summer with an overhaul of a defence that has conceded 49 goals this season a priority.

The report suggests that he will consider any offers for vice-captain Daniel Agger as he tracks Schalke’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Cardiff’s Steven Caulker whilst Tiago Ilori is expected to return to the club in the summer after a loan spell with La Liga side Granada.

One thing Liverpool don’t seem to have a problem with is their strikers and Steven Gerrard paid tribute to Luis Suarez at the club’s awards night.

Suarez has scored 31 goals for the Reds this season, and picked up three awards last night with the Liverpool captain saying he is in a league of his own.

Gerrard is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “Luis seems to be cleaning up at the moment, he’s won everything, and we are lucky to have such a world-class talent like Luis playing here with us and helping us to great things and be successful.”

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