Brendan Rodgers has been linked with replacing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini…
Fear not Liverpool fans, Brendan Rodgers has comprehensively ruled out leaving the club for Manchester City, having been linked with a move to the reigning Premier League champions earlier this week.
Current City boss Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly under pressure at the Etihad Stadium, after a series of poor results – including the defeat to Liverpool last weekend – have left them well adrift of league leaders Chelsea.
Throw in the shock cup exits to Newcastle United and Middlesbrough earlier this season, and the unlikely prospect of turning around their first leg deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League, and it’s easy to see why the City hierarchy has begun to grow frustrated.
In contrast, Rodgers is the only unbeaten Premier League manager since the turn of the year, while his inventive 3-4-3 formation has led the Reds back up the table after a difficult start to our campaign.
Thankfully, the Northern Irishman won’t be going anywhere any time soon according to reports in the Daily Star. Rodgers said: “I’ve signed a deal here, and I want to be here to see that through.
“Then hopefully I’ve earned enough time to warrant another deal, to keep growing and building here. It is very difficult (to see myself at another English club).
“Where do you go from Liverpool, one of the biggest clubs in the world? Where do you go? It doesn’t distract me. I chose to come to Liverpool because I hoped I could be here for many years.
“I’m very proud to be here and allowed to work, it’s just the nature of football I think as well. As long as the people here at Liverpool, the board, the supporters and the players are ultimately happy with the work, I would love to be here for as long as I can.
“I find I am developing into the very best I can be and we are working into an exciting phase after this season. Hopefully, if we get young players tied to deals and contracts, that will allow us to go win trophies with this way of working.”