Brendan Rodgers comments on new contract and future of club

With a new deal on the horizon, the Liverpool boss is eager to talk up both this season's achievements and next year's potential.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is many people's choice for manager of the season, and with good reason, given the turnaround he has helped usher in at the Merseyside club.

Therefore it is no surprise that the former Swansea man has been offered a new contract by the Anfield hierarchy, and given how much he seems to have enjoyed managing this outstanding Liverpool team, that it is only a matter of time before he signs it.

Speaking at the club's press conference ahead of the curtain closer with Newcastle, Rodgers was full of ambition and full of optimism.

"We have had a remarkable season," said the Northern Irishman. "The players have put Liverpool on the world map again.

"To finish second to the richest team in world sport shows the progress we have made.

"I've obviously been in discussions with the club and there's the framework of a deal in place," Rodgers continued regarding a new deal.

"But I've always said it will be the end of the season. I want nothing to detract from what has been a great season for ourselves."

Rodgers has won 53 of his 96 game in charge of the Reds, and could yet win the title if his side beat Newcastle and Manchester City fail to beat West Ham. Liverpool will return to Champions League football next year, and after playing some of the best attacking football in Europe, are likely to have the finances and pull to compete for the best players available. 

And sending out a warning sign to title rivals next year, the Liverpool said: "You guys are talking about us for the title - it is only the beginning. I hear that other teams will improve. We will improve dramatically."

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