Rodgers: I'm 150 per cent sure I'll stay at Liverpool

The 42-year-old has played down the significance of end-of-season talks with the Reds’ owners and vows to improve next season

BRENDAN RODGERS INSISTS he is “150 per cent” sure he will stay on as Liverpool manager despite a disappointing season at Anfield.

The Reds go into their final game of the campaign in fifth place, a slump from last season which saw them finish as runners-up, just two points behind Manchester City.

Rodgers is due for talks with the club’s owners at the end of the season, but the 42-year-old has played down their significance and when asked if he was confident of his position at Anfield he told reporters: “Yes, 150 per cent.

“I’m constantly reviewing with the owners. There is probably a lot more made of that than what it actually is. There is nothing different. There have been a number of reviews.

“Throughout the season I’ve had great communication with the owners, I’ll speak with them at the end of the season like I did last year, like I did at the end of my first year, and like I’ve done intermittently throughout the season.

“It is very clear in terms of the model of how it works here. That doesn’t change. There are constant questions asked of me in terms of strategy and the model. You have to remember the owners have had great success in terms of working and how they want to work. Everyone here is aligned to that and have that belief in what they’ve brought to the club.

“For us it is really analysing this year in terms of all the plans, all the changes that took place last year, review that, how can we be better equipped to move forward and challenge. That will be the review.”

Rodgers also feels that this season will help him improve as a manager despite disappointments including an early Champions League exit and an FA Cup loss to Aston Villa.

“I think you evolve as a manager,” he added. “Every year when you assess it and you review your own performance as a manager you hope the following year you can be better again.

“Certainly the experiences of this year will make me better. We have been clear with the identity of how we want to play since I’ve been here and obviously it hasn’t quite worked out this season as I would have liked.

“But going forward I repeat I will be a better manager for the experiences and hopefully go on next year to be more consistent and we can win more games than we have.”

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