Rodgers stays after talks with Liverpool owners

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rodgers stays after talks with Liverpool chiefs
Rodgers stays after talks with Liverpool chiefs

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been given the club's backing to continue as manager after a meeting with chairman Tom Werner and Michael Gordon, the President of the company that owns the Anfield club.

Rodgers headed into his meeting with Liverpool chiefs amid a backdrop of speculation that he needed to win over wavering voices on the Anfield board after a hugely disappointing season that finished with a sixth place finish in the Premier League.

Suggestions that Rodgers was keen to secure more control over the club's transfer policy and move away from the much criticised "transfer committee" structure that sees a host of names contribute to transfer discussions were also believed to be on the agenda.

Yet club chiefs emerged from the meetings and briefed the media on what were described as ‘positive, good and productive’ discussions that helped to formulate a ‘comprehensive plan for improvement’.

Many Liverpool supporters have expressed their belief that the time has come for Rodgers to be replaced, with sacked Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp among those linked with the Anfield post.

Yet it seems as if Rodgers has survived for now, with the reports from the meeting suggesting he has been informed that a dramatic improvement in fortunes is needed if he is to remain in his post for another full season.