Rodgers to remain Liverpool manager

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June 03, 2015 10:56:18 UK

Brendan Rodgers has been told his job as Liverpool manager is not under threat after holding a “positive” end-of-season review with chairman Tom Werner.

There had been speculation that Rodgers’ time at Anfield may be coming to an end after an under-whelming campaign which saw the Reds finish sixth in the Premier League table following their runners-up spot in 2013/14.

Liverpool’s season ended with a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City, but Rodgers is still set to be the manager when the new Premier League season gets underway on 8th August.

Liverpool are 21.00 to be the Premier League champions in 2015/16 and 3.75 to finish in the top four.

Meanwhile, Rodgers is pleased with the progress Jordon Ibe has made in the last 12 months and thinks he benefited from a successful loan spell at Derby County. Ibe scored five goals in 24 Championship appearances for the Rams in the first half of the 2014/15 campaign.

“He just needed experience. For young players, people forget that when you’re playing in youth football and reserve football, you’re playing in front of not so many people,” Rodgers said.

“When he went to Derby with Steve McClaren, they played a great level of football. Steve is a very experienced manager who has worked at all levels. He developed very, very well there. He certainly came back a young man and now the opportunity and responsibility is there for him to make the next step and become a regular.”

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