Rodgers agrees on new deal to stay on at Liverpool until 2018: Report

London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly agreed on a new deal with the club`s owners that will keep him at Anfield until 2018.

Rodgers signed a three-year deal with the option for a fourth when he replaced Kenny Dalglish as manager in 2012, the option belonging to owners Fenway Sports Group, which has to inform Rodgers by a specified date next season whether it wishes to extend his tenure into a fourth year.

According to The Guardian, Rodgers, who has guided Liverpool from seventh place last season to their strongest title challenge for 24 years in his second season in charge, had delayed contract talks to avoid potential distractions from the pre-season objective of qualifying for the Champions League .

However, the report said that the framework of a new four-year deal has been agreed between the Liverpool manager and the club`s owners in Boston, adding that the contract may be signed shortly after the end of the Premier League season on Sunday, when Liverpool host Newcastle United still with a chance of winning their first title since 1990.

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