Brendan Rodgers dismisses Man City speculation

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini before the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Recent reports claim City could approach the Northern Irishman if they decide to replace current boss 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 at Liverpool 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’ve always been the same. After three years, I’ve always moved a role or job.

“I always saw Liverpool as a club that was going to be a destination for me, not somewhere that was part of the journey.”

Liverpool could book an FA Cup semi-final appearance at Wembley if they beat Blackburn on Sunday and Rodgers acknowledges that he must win trophies in order to remain in the Anfield hot-seat for years to come.

“I really wanted to be here, follow some incredible managers with a support that is unrivalled, and to have success while knowing I was young enough to create and build something,” he added.

“That is why I came here. I know I need to justify that by working well and winning trophies. I hope that is the next step.

“When you come here, that is what you are judged on. It is something (win trophies) I want to do for all the supporters and people here.”

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