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Rodgers wants lengthy Liverpool stay

17 May 2013 17:12

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reaffirmed his desire to stay at Anfield for many seasons to come.

Rodgers is approaching a year in the job and will see his side finish seventh in the Premier League this season, regardless of the result in their last match against QPR on Sunday.

However, Rodgers says he is keen for the club to keep improving and is aware that he needs to keep the results coming if he is to be granted more time in the job.

"We're trying to put things in place that can make the club sustainable going forward, on and off the field, but I know I need to win games, it's as simple as that, in order to stay here for that length of time," he told the club's official website.

"I left a brilliant club in Swansea. I was in no rush to leave. I was 39 years of age and hopefully going to be in the game for a long time, but the chance to come to a club like this here is a dream for many people.

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I needed to take it. I wanted to take it because I hoped I could build something here and stay here for a long time."

Rodgers is preparing to say goodbye to long-serving defender Jamie Carragher, who retires at the end of the season, and the Northern Irishman is keen to enjoy a similarly lengthy career on Merseyside.

"I've been coaching for a long time and worked with many players. I looked at Jamie all those years back and saw him as one of the great players of the Premier League," Rodgers added.

"I've had the chance to come in and work with him and see the humility of the man and his professionalism.

"This is a really humble guy, who is very much the same as the boy who entered into the club all those years ago.

"It will make the game against QPR a really special occasion and certainly one in which we want to go out on a high."

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