Football Football

Rodgers stays after showdown talks

Shares
RODGERS-CUP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to stay on after showdown talks with owners in the US.

LONDON, June 3- Brendan Rodgers will be given another chance to deliver Liverpool their first league title in over a quarter of a century after he held talks with the club’s American owners on Tuesday both the Press Association and the BBC reported.

The 42-year-old Northern Irishman — who failed to land any silverware this season after going agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title in the previous campaign — met with chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon.

Pressure had grown on Rodgers after also missing out on a Champions League place for next term and a resounding 6-1 thrashing by Stoke in their final game of the recent campaign did him few favours especially after spending £110million ($168million) in the close season last year.

However, Rodgers and Werner agreed on a “comprehensive plan” aimed at ensuring performances improve next season at the meeting on Tuesday and “the group will move forward together”.

The first recruits for next season could well be confirmed this week as England midfielder James Milner and lively striker Danny Ings have both been strongly linked with a move there from Manchester City and Burnley respectively.

Milner would cost nothing as he is a free agent at the end of the month while Ings though also a free agent being 22 entitles Burnley some form of payment.

Unless Liverpool — who won the last of their 18 league titles in 1990 — can strike a deal with Burnley then the value of the England Under-21 international will be decided by a tribunal.

It was widely expected to be within the £4million to £6million bracket but late interest from Tottenham, with a reported £12million bid, may yet inflate the price.

Shares

Comments