Brendan Rodgers talks about new Liverpool contract and Jose Mourinho
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident that he will sign a new Reds contract in the near future
Brendan Rodgers expects to sign a new Liverpool deal in the near future.
The Reds manager has 14 months remaining on his current Liverpool contract, with the 41-year-old leading the club to the brink of their first-ever Premier League title this season.
The Northern Irishman has been linked with Barcelona in recent months after current manager Gerardo Martino revealed that he would be leaving the Catalan side in the summer.
I was talking to him about a choice I maybe had. He told me to take the job and what a great club Liverpool was
However, Rodgers is confident that he will strike a deal with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group ahead of his side’s clash against Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday.
“There is no doubt that at some point we will agree another deal. I am sure of that,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by the Guardian.
Liverpool can move eight points clear of second-placed Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday, with the Blues needing to avoid defeat to keep their title hopes alive.
And Rodgers revealed that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho encouraged him to become the new Liverpool manager when FSG approached him to replace Kenny Dalglish in May 2012.
“I don’t think that will be why he doesn’t win the league. He’s been supportive of me wherever I have been, even in my time here. We might be considered a rival but I know that if they didn’t win the league he would want us to win it,” Rodgers added.
“I was always going to appear somewhere and thankfully it was at Liverpool. I was talking to him about a choice I maybe had. He told me to take the job and what a great club Liverpool was. He encouraged me about the sheer scale of the club.”