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Monday 26 September 2016

Rodgers prepares for annual review

Published 01/06/2015 | 17:21

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner, pictured, will hold talks with Brendan Rodgers when he arrives on Merseyside
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner, pictured, will hold talks with Brendan Rodgers when he arrives on Merseyside

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will meet chairman Tom Werner as part of his end-of-season review this week, with the American's arrival on Merseyside imminent.

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Despite a disappointing campaign, which culminated with the 6-1 defeat at Stoke on the final day of the season, the club have maintained the manager's position is not under immediate threat.

Although Werner is due to arrive on Tuesday, Press Association Sport understands principal owner John W Henry will not be accompanying him.

And adding to the feeling of a more routine nature to the visit is the fact Werner is in England to attend the Premier League's AGM, which takes place on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Rodgers has had annual reviews of the season since he was appointed three years ago today and he is due to sit down for the third instalment with Mike Gordon, owners Fenway Sports Group's key man at Anfield, for a "robust and thorough" examination of the previous 10 months.

The Reds boss has had regular contact with the club's American-based owners throughout the season and Werner's visit is likely to just be an extension of that dialogue, even if the questions are slightly more uncomfortable after Rodgers missed out on FSG's minimum target of Champions League football by finishing sixth.

News that Jurgen Klopp, one of the names touted as a possible replacement, is to take a break after leaving Borussia Dortmund has further strengthened the short-term position of Rodgers, who only signed a new four-year contract 12 months ago after almost winning the title.

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