Brendan Rodgers told his Liverpool job is safe…for now

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Brendan Rodgers will remain as the manager of Liverpool next season, following talks with the club’s owners on Tuesday evening.

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BBC journalist Ben Smith broke the news on Twitter that the Northern Irishman has been told his job is safe but was told in a meeting with Tom Werner that improvements must be made.

There has been speculation over Rodgers’ future at the club following a disappointing season which saw the Reds fail to win a trophy or qualify for the Champions League (via BBC Sport).

In addition there has been major question marks over a number of his signings since taking over in the summer of 2012, with the likes of Fabio Borini, Mario Balotelli among a host of players that have failed to shine at Anfield.

However, after receiving the backing from the owners, it would appear Rodgers is already planning for next season as a deal for Manchester City and England midfielder James Milner is close to being finalised according to BBC Sport.

The 29-year-old will join the Anfield outfit on a free transfer after turning down a new deal at the Etihad Stadium and snubbing reported interest from Arsenal.

Telegraph Sport report that other transfer targets include Aston Villa and Burnley strikers Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, with a deal for the latter more likely to happen.

With the Merseyside club finishing sixth in the Premier League this year, Rodgers is likely to be under pressure to deliver a top-four finish next season and to avoid a fourth consecutive trophy-less campaign.

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