Liverpool are preparing to offer manager Brendan Rodgers a new contract worth £2million a year, according to the Daily Mirror.
Rodgers only has 18 months left to run on his current deal, and the Reds owners Fenway Sports Group are eager to reward him for his stunning success this season, and see of any potential suitors.
Rodgers has established himself as one of the games brightest young managers, after steering Liverpool to the top of the Premier League after 18 months spent slashing the clubs wage bill and offloading a host of overpaid and underperforming stars.
Initial talks have already begun with Liverpool’s principal owner John W. Henry, who is keen to offer Rodgers a two and half year extension, which would see his salary rise to £2million a year.
Rodgers has already made it clear he would like to stay at Anfield beyond the three years he agreed when joining the club in the summer of 2012.
The Reds boss has publicly praised his owners for giving him a platform on which to build his own team, admitting it was a ‘close shave’ when he turned down Tottenham before making the switch to Anfield, citing the club’s trigger happy attitude with managers as the reason.
“I think the owners here have a strategy. When I look this week at managers and decisions that have been made, it makes me really appreciate the decision I made to come here with the owners,” Rodgers said.
“They’ve been so supportive of me in my time here, but ultimately they had a strategy. They had a vision as to how they wanted to work. They brought someone in and trusted them enough to give them the time to implement things.
“We still have a long way to go to be where I would want us to be, but I think it’s clear that we’re making progress. You have to give the owners huge credit for that, because never once have I felt under any pressure.”