Brendan Rodgers is confident he is the perfect man to lead Liverpool back to the glory days – despite speculation that Jurgen Klopp will replace him as manager.
The Reds were beaten by Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, meaning the campaign will end without silverware. Rodgers, 42, will become the first Liverpool manager since Phil Taylor in 1959 to go three successive years without winning a major accolade.
Their chances of finishing inside the Premier League’s top four are also slim – they trail fourth-placed Manchester City by seven points.
Klopp has been linked with the top job at Anfield after announcing he will leave Dortmund at the end of the season.
But Rodgers says he is the perfect person to steer Liverpool to success.
When asked if he would still be in charge next season, the 42-year-old Northern Irishman said: “Very much so. I don’t think there’s anyone better. That’s the reality of how I see it.
“Three months ago I was a tactical genius, performing to a good level.
Jurgen Klopp’s next job selected odds
- Manchester City 6/5
- Real Madrid 5/1
- Liverpool 6/1
- Arsenal 8/1
- West Ham 10/1
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“We lost some important games and now I’m not so good. That’s football, people will speculate.
“Whenever you’re at a club like Liverpool, you have many names mentioned.
“It’s a huge well respected club, worldwide.
“There’s absolutely no problem, you lose a couple of games and names get mentioned. That will continue forever because it’s such huge club.”