Date: 7th March 2015 at 3:08pm
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Brendan Rodgers has played down talk that he could leave Liverpool, with the Northern Irishman having been linked with Manchester City in recent days.

Rodgers signed a new long term contract at the club in May 2014, and insists he has no desires to leave and is targeting trophy success this season.

“If I’m here after this year, it will be the longest period in any role I’ve been in football. I’ve always been the same. After three years, I’ve always moved a role or job,” he said.

“I always saw Liverpool as a club that was going to be a destination for me, not somewhere that was part of the journey.”

Rodgers, who led Swansea to the Premier League in 2011 and survival in 2012 added: “I really wanted to be here, follow some incredible managers with a support that is unrivalled, and to have success while knowing I was young enough to create and build something.

“That is why I came here. I know I need to justify that by working well and winning trophies. I hope that is the next step.

“When you come here, that is what you are judged on. It is something I want to do for all the supporters and people here.”