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Rodgers: My future lies with Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he hopes to remain as Liverpool boss for the long-term amid speculation linking him to Manchester City.

Recent media reports claim that City could approach the Northern Irishman if they decide to replace Manuel Pellegrini, but Rodgers has dismissed such a move by describing Liverpool as a "destination" and not "part of the journey".

"Where do you go from Liverpool, one of the biggest clubs in the world," Rodgers, who is under contract until 2018, told the Daily Mail.

He added: "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.

"If I'm here after this year, it will be the longest period in any role I've been in football. I always saw Liverpool as a club that were going to be a destination for me, not somewhere that was part of the journey." - PA Sport.