Liverpool v Newcastle: Brendan Rodgers reveals 'framework' of new contract extension has been agreed with Liverpool
Rodgers is set to extend his contract after the end of the season in which Liverpool look set to fall just short in the hunt for the title
Friday 09 May 2014
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the "framework" of a new contract between him and the club is in place.
Rodgers is set to put pen to paper on a new deal once the Reds have completed the season. Liverpool set off with the ambition of breaking back into the Barclays Premier League's top four but instead mounted a challenge for the title which has only faltered in the last few weeks.
Asked at his press conference on Friday ahead of Sunday's home clash with Newcastle to clarify the situation regarding his contract, Rodgers said: "I've obviously been in discussions with the club and there is the framework of a deal that is in place.
"But I have always said it will be at the end of the season.
"I want nothing to detract from what has been a great season for ourselves. Hopefully we will resolve it over the course of the off-season."
Rodgers was also asked about reports that have emerged this week linking Liverpool with Southampton and England midfielder Adam Lallana.
The Reds manager suggested it was "purely speculation", but also gave an indication of his admiration for the 25-year-old.
Rodgers said about the Lallana talk: "I saw something on that on Thursday. I'm sure you can respect that I would never, ever mention about a player at another club.
"It is purely speculation. Adam is a terrific young talent, but for us, there is always speculation about top young players."
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