27 May 2014

Rodgers given new long-term contract by Liverpool

12:08 pm on 27 May 2014

Northern Ireland's Brendan Rodgers has been rewarded for leading Liverpool to the brink of their first English league football title for 24 years with a new long-term contract at the Premier League club.

Liverpool ended two points behind champions Manchester City after faltering near the end of the season, but are looking forward to a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009.

In a joint statement, owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner said Rodgers was the right manager to bring silverware back to Anfield.

Rodgers's second season in charge at Anfield was a dramatic improvement on his first when Liverpool finished seventh.

Rodgers took over at Liverpool at the start of the 2012-2013 season after moving from Swansea City.