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Rodgers set for meeting with Liverpool owners

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Liverpool owners insist publicly that they back Rodgers
Liverpool owners insist publicly that they back Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will meet chairman Tom Werner as part of his end-of-season review this week, with the American's arrival on Merseyside imminent.

Despite a disappointing campaign, which culminated with the 6-1 defeat at Stoke on the final day of the season, the club have maintained the public stand that Rodgers' position is not under immediate threat.

Although Werner is due to arrive on Tuesday, the latest reports suggest Liverpool's principal owner John W Henry will not be accompanying him, adding to the belief that big changes are not imminent.

However, the suggestions that Rodgers will need to provide answers to explain Liverpool's poor season suggest he will be expected to present a strong case for his defence if he is to be given full backing to both carry on in his post and receive substantial financial backing in this summer's transfer market.

Rodgers has had annual reviews of the season since he was appointed three years ago today and he is due to sit down for the third instalment with Mike Gordon, owners Fenway Sports Group's key man at Anfield, for a "robust and thorough" examination of the previous 10 months.

The Reds boss has had regular contact with the club's American-based owners throughout the season and Werner's visit is likely to just be an extension of that dialogue, even if the questions are slightly more uncomfortable after Rodgers missed out on FSG's minimum target of Champions League football by finishing sixth.

Liverpool goal scoring great John Aldridge believes Rodgers should be given another season to bring success to Liverpool, but he admits the pressure is on the Anfield boss to find a solution to the club's current woes.

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