Brendan Rodgers signs new long-term deal as Liverpool manager
We imagine that this news will be received very well by Liverpool fans.
Liverpool announced this afternoon that the Northern Ireland native has put pen to paper on a new deal with the club and although the exact amount of time is not specified, it looks as if Rodgers will remain at Anfield for a long time to come.
Rodgers guided the Reds to a second-placed finish in the Premier League and automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League and he has overseen massive progress in his two seasons at the club, particularly last season when his side played football that was very easy on the eye and were very entertaining to watch.
Commenting on the new deal announced by Fenway Sports Group today, 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, meanwhile, said: "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."