Brendan Rodgers is 150% sure he will still be Liverpool manager next season, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Northern Irishman has come under pressure at points in the campaign, notably just before the Christmas period and now at the end of the season. Recently, fans have become unhappy with the Reds’ inability to challenge Manchester United for fourth spot in the Premier League, and a limp performance in the FA Cup semi final against Aston Villa capped a disappointing end to the campaign.
That loss to the Villains meant that they went another campaign without a trophy, and Rodgers is yet to deliver any silverware during his tenure. Meanwhile, as they haven’t qualified for the Champions League, it will make it harder to strengthen the side over the summer.
It will also mean they will have to play on Thursday evenings in the Europa League next season, adding further strain onto their season.
Local rivals Everton have shown how difficult this can make the league campaign over the past nine months, dropping in to mid-table after previously challenging for the top four last time round.
However, Rodgers discussed whether he’d still be at the helm for the 2015-16 season: “Yeah, yeah. 150 per cent. I think you evolve as a manager. Certainly the experiences of this year will make me better. We have been clear with the identity of how we want to play since I’ve been here and obviously it hasn’t quite worked out this season as I would have liked.
“But going forward, I repeat, I will be a better manager for the experiences and hopefully go on next year to be more consistent and we can win more games than we have.”
The 42-year-old also revealed that he is having a meeting with club owners next week to discuss his future: “There is probably a lot more made of that than what it actually is – there have been a number of reviews. Throughout the season I’ve had great communication with the owners.
“I’ll speak with them at the end of the season – like I did last year, like I did at the end of my first year, and like I’ve done intermittently throughout the season. There is no Great Big Review.”