Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool boss has no plans to leave club

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers became Liverpool manager during the summer of 2012

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no plans to leave the club.

Rodgers signed a long-term deal with the Anfield club in May 2014 but has been linked with Manchester City.

"Where do you go from Liverpool, one of the biggest clubs in the world?" said the 42-year-old.

"I've signed a deal here and I want to be here to see that through. Then, hopefully, I've earned enough time to warrant another deal, to keep growing and building here."

Brendan Rodgers factfile
Born: 26 January, 1973, in Carnlough, Northern Ireland
Previous clubs as manager: Watford, Reading, Swansea
Took charge at Anfield on 1 June 2012, replacing Kenny Dalglish
Crowned LMA Manager of the Year in 2013-14

Liverpool play Blackburn in an FA Cup quarter-final at Anfield on Sunday (16:00 GMT).

The Northern Irishman has yet to win a trophy since taking over at Liverpool in the summer of 2012 but did lead the club to second place in the Premier League last season, which earned qualification to the Champions League.

After a poor start to the current campaign, they are now unbeaten in 12 league games and are just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

"If I'm here after this year, it will be the longest period in any role I've been in football. I've always been the same. After three years, I've always moved a role or job," he said.

"I always saw Liverpool as a club that was going to be a destination for me, not somewhere that was part of the journey."

Rodgers, who led Swansea to the Premier League in 2011, added: "I really wanted to be here, follow some incredible managers with a support that is unrivalled, and to have success while knowing I was young enough to create and build something.

"That is why I came here. I know I need to justify that by working well and winning trophies. I hope that is the next step.

"When you come here, that is what you are judged on. It is something I want to do for all the supporters and people here."

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