Brendan Rodgers has been rewarded for his outstanding work as Liverpool manager by signing a new contract that will keep him at Anfield for the long-term.
Rodgers, who had 12 months plus the option of another year remaining on his old terms, has put pen-to-paper on deal that is believed to keep him on Merseyside until 2018.
Liverpool came within two points of winning a first league championship since 1990 and attracted widespread praise for the entertaining brand of football Rodgers got them playing and Fenway Sports Group, the club’s American owners, were eager to recognise the impression he has made since arriving from Swansea in June 2012.
Brendan Rodgers said: ‘I am both humbled and privileged to be offered the chance to extend my stay at this great Club. I am very happy to build on the foundations we have built over the last two years and now we move onto the next phase which I believe will be as exciting, challenging and rewarding.
‘I would like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff, who have been absolutely brilliant for me since the day I started at this great football club.
‘I am grateful to our owners and senior management team who have supported me and who share my vision of how we can progress on the field.
‘Finally, I must thank the supporters who are at the heart of everything we do here. I am honoured every day to lead this team and I thank the fans for their continued support as together we strive to bring success back to Liverpool Football Club.