Date: 30th November 2013 at 1:00pm
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to be offered a new long term deal to remain at Anfield according to reports in the Liverpool Echo.

The Echo quotes:

Liverpool speculation today focuses on manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly close to agreeing a new long contract with the club.

With only a year left on his current deal and the club sitting in second place in the Premier League, the club are desperate to tie the Irishman down to a five year deal.

Reports suggest a series intensive talks with the owners Fenway Sports Group have been underway for several weeks.

Chairman Tom Werner is determined to hold onto the the 41-year-old manager who is now becoming one of the most admired in the country.

A source said: “My understanding is that Brendan is close to agreeing a new deal.

“I believe the club may want to make it a longer term five year agreement and are hoping it can be sorted over the next few weeks.”

This comes as great news for the club. I know there are still some fans who are not 100% happy with Brendan Rodgers and would still prefer the club to have appointed a big name manager. But the fact of the matter is that we have seen progress under Brendan Rodgers from the days of Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish. We may have not had a great season last term but this season we have started off well and if Rodgers is able to guide us back into the top four then that will be a huge bonus.

Rodgers may not have any experience in the Champions League so it will be interesting to see how he fairs if the Reds are in the competition next season.

One thing Rodgers needs to improve though on is his dealings in the transfer market. He has managed to pull off great signings such as Sturridge, Coutinho and Mignolet. More better quality signings need to be made especially if we are to challenge for the Premier League title and have a decent run in Europe.