New Liverpool deal for Rodgers

  • Last Updated: May 26 2014, 15:26 BST

Liverpool have confirmed manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new long-term deal.

Brendan Rodgers: New deal for Liverpool manager
Brendan Rodgers: New deal for Liverpool manager

Rodgers helped secure the club's return to the Champions League this season when they narrowly missed out on winning the Premier League.

Liverpool came within two points of their first title since 1990 and Rodgers attracted widespread praise for their entertaining style of play.

The duration of the new deal was not specified.

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."

Principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner said in a statement: "We are very fortunate to have a hugely talented individual leading our football performance and in whom we place our trust to deliver the vision we share for Liverpool Football Club.

"Brendan is at the heart of what we, as an ownership group, are trying to achieve on the pitch. This season has reaffirmed everyone's belief that we can bring football success to Liverpool and we are all committed to working together to achieve that.

"Players and supporters have made it clear how important Brendan is to our success and so to have him commit to us for the long term is a great boost for everyone going forward."