Liverpool media round-up: Update on Brendan Rodgers' future, Ibe leaves Under-20 squad

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

It seems that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' future is safe for now despite a disappointing season which culminated in the humiliating 6-1 defeat to Stoke City on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Several newspapers and other sources are reporting this news, including the Independent, who claim that Rodgers will meet with the club's owners Fenway Sports Group to review the side's season, and the manager will need answers to explain why the side missed out on Champions League qualification, failed to make it out of the group stage of the competition this term and missed out on silverware.

The Independent's report suggests the meeting will focus on how they can get more out of both the manager and the signings they spent in excess of £100 million on in the summer. They are the latest publication to report an interest in Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke for a price 'in excess of £20 million'. Also mentioned in the report were moves for Manchester City's James Milner, and Burnley's Danny Ings.

The Mirror reports that Rodgers will have to accept certain changes, which could mean the appointment of a director of football - which has been rejected in the past - and if Rodgers cannot accept the changes then he may be asked to step down from his post, but there are noises he is prepared to accept those stipulations.

Elsewhere, winger Jordon Ibe has been pulled out of the England Under-20 squad for the summer's Toulon tournament, the Express has reported.

The 19-year-old recently signed a five-year deal at Anfield, and given the importance he could have for the team going forward, the break between now and the start of next season could be welcome for the teenager.

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