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Brendan Rodgers signs long-term Liverpool deal

Updated: Monday, 26 May 2014 15:41 | Comments

Brendan Rodgers has penned a long-term deal with Liverpool
Brendan Rodgers has penned a long-term deal with Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new long-term deal with the club.

The news comes following a season where Rodgers guided the Reds to a second-place finish in Premier League and with it a return to Champions League football.

It is believed the deal is four years, which will keep him as manager of the side until 2018.

Principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner today jointly said: "We are very fortunate to have a hugely talented individual leading our football performance and in whom we place our trust to deliver the vision we share for Liverpool Football Club. 

"Brendan is at the heart of what we, as an ownership group, are trying to achieve on the pitch.

"This season has reaffirmed everyone's belief that we can bring football success to Liverpool and we are all committed to working together to achieve that. 

"Players and supporters have made it clear how important Brendan is to our success and so to have him commit to us for the long term is a great boost for everyone going forward."

Rodgers himself commented on the deal, saying: "I am both humbled and privileged to be offered the chance to extend my stay at this great club. 

"I am very happy to build on the foundations we have built over the last two years and now we move onto the next phase which I believe will be as exciting, challenging and rewarding.

"I would like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff, who have been absolutely brilliant for me since the day I started at this great football club.

"I am grateful to our owners and senior management team who have supported me and who share my vision of how we can progress on the field. 

"Finally, I must thank the supporters who are at the heart of everything we do here.

"I am honoured every day to lead this team and I thank the fans for their continued support as together we strive to bring  success back to Liverpool Football Club."

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