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Liverpool Boss happy to sign new contract but only if he has more control

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Rodgers wants a long-term contract that will enable him to build a dynasty at Liverpool.

As revealed by Sunday Mirror Sport last week, the Kop boss will demand more control over transfer policy when he opens talks about extending a deal that expires at the end of next season. And he has also hinted that he will want a significant pay hike to recognise how he has taken the team to within touching distance of the Premier League title.

The good news for Liverpool’s fans, however, is that Rodgers is looking for a five-year deal so that he can build a lasting legacy.

Rodgers said: “I came to Liverpool because I hoped it would be a destination rather than just a stopping-off point.

“I felt the club had everything you would want as a football manager.

“It’s one of the leading clubs in the world and I want to be allowed to build and develop the club without interference.

“I have a great relationship with the owners and, hopefully, we can continue to develop the team. We’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m looking five years ahead.

“I’m looking at the expansion of the stadium – just imagine Anfield with another 20,000 supporters in it. I’m 41, I’ve got many years ahead of me – but there aren’t too many bigger than Liverpool.”

Written by Steve Milne

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