Rodgers has five-year plan

Brendan Rodgers has a five-year plan for Liverpool and has insisted that he considers Anfield to 'be a destination rather than just a stop-off'.

Last Updated: 20/04/14 at 12:47 Post Comment

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool manager has a five-year plan

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool manager has a five-year plan

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The former Swansea boss replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in 2012 and led the club to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League in his debut season.

He has built on that platform to put Liverpool in pole position to win the title for the first time since 1990, but only has one year left on his contract.

Reports suggest Liverpool will hold talks regarding a new deal at the end of the season and Rodgers is planning to be at the helm for the long term.

"As a manager, you know your value, your worth and that will always come into it," said Rodgers.

"I feel valued at this football club. I came to Liverpool because I hoped it would be a destination rather than just a stop-off.

"I felt it had everything you want as a manager - to be at one of the world's leading clubs, to be allowed to develop it without interference and to have a great relationship with the owners.

"We've still got a long way to go, but I'm looking five years ahead. I'm looking at the expansion of the stadium. Just imagine Anfield with another 20,000 supporters in it.

"So that's the positive development. I look forward to seeing new pitches at the training facility and at Anfield. There's a real project there that I want to oversee.

"We already have a group of players who I hope will still be in the team in five years and that was always the idea.

"Joe Allen's 24, Jordan Henderson 23, Raheem Sterling 19, Jon Flanagan 21, Sakho's only 24, Mignolet 26, Daniel Sturridge 24. Luis Suarez is still only 27, Lucas is 27, Coutinho 21. And we obviously have the ones to come through as well.

"It's been a wonderful 20 months. There have been tough times but I love it here.

"I'm 41. Hopefully, I've many years as a manager ahead of me and there aren't many bigger clubs than Liverpool."

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f Klopp is available and willing to go there, they have to sign him up. Far better manager than Rodgers. The reason Liverpool fail in so many big games is the inflexible nature of their manager and his inability to find strikers who fit into his inflexible style of play. A feature of nearly every game that the team comes up short is the way the opposition midfield appears to overpower them. It's too easy.

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est player award should not go to a player who's second best at all the importent categories (i.e goals, assists etc) just because his team is at the top. If you are not first you are last; if you're second you are the first loser ( looking at you Hazard). David De Gea for POTY.

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