Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool co-owner to meet manager this week

By Ben SmithBBC Sport
Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers began his managerial career at Watford before joining Reading and then Swansea.

Brendan Rodgers' future as Liverpool manager will become clearer this week when he meets with co-owner Tom Werner.

The American is expected in the city on Tuesday and is due to meet the Reds boss as part of his end-of-season review on Wednesday.

Sources close to Werner and fellow owner John W Henry have consistently played down suggestions Rodgers' job is under immediate threat.

Liverpool finished sixth and missed out on a place in the Champions League.

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Rodgers, 42, was appointed as Liverpool manager exactly three years ago to the day but admitted after the 6-1 defeat at Stoke on the final day of the season that his future was in doubt.

Speaking after that match Rodgers said: "I've always said if the owners want me to go, then I go."

Rodgers came close to a first title win in 24 years in 2014 but endured a disappointing season this time around, with Liverpool failing to progress from the group stage of the Champions League and finishing sixth in the Premier League.