‘Brendan Rodgers will keep his job if Liverpool continue to progress’

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says Brendan Rodgers will keep his job as long as the Reds continue to show progress

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield in May 2012 Photo: The Sport Review

Ian Ayre says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will keep his job as long as the Reds continue to show progress.

The 40-year-old led Liverpool to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last season after the Northern Irishman replaced Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm in May 2012.

Rodgers made eight signings in the summer transfer window and the Red have made a promising start to the season, unbeaten in four of their first five top-flight games.

Managing director Ayre says Rodgers is aware that Liverpool must continue to improve the 18-time English champions.

“We base Brendan’s performance on progress,” Ayre said.

“We don’t say to him that you have to finish in that position, you’ve got to achieve this.

“We set a very clear plan with Brendan when he came into the club. We were very clear and had a very open discussion with him about what the club’s
ambition was and what we wanted him to come in and specifically do and he’s moving forward in all those areas.

“As long we keep progressing and we can see he’s moving the club towards where it wants to be then he’ll be the Liverpool manager.

“It’s not about individual positional targets it’s about him improving Liverpool football club and our opportunity to get back to where we believe we should be.”

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