Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new long term contract with the club.

The former Swansea City manager was named Kenny Daglish's successor in the summer of 2012 and has since led the club back into the Champions League for the first time since 2009.

"I am both humbled and privileged to be offered the chance to extend my stay at this great club," Rodgers told the club's official website.

"I am very happy to build on the foundations we have built over the last two years and now we move onto the next phase which I believe will be as exciting, challenging and rewarding.

"I would like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff, who have been absolutely brilliant for me since the day I started at this great football club. I am grateful to our owners and senior management team who have supported me and who share my vision of how we can progress on the field.

"Finally, I must thank the supporters who are at the heart of everything we do here. I am honoured every day to lead this team and I thank the fans for their continued support as together we strive to bring success back to Liverpool Football Club."

Under Rodgers, Liverpool mounted their strongest challenge for a league title since their last success in 1990, finishing two points off eventual champions Manchester City.

A statement from the club's owners said: ""We are very fortunate to have a hugely talented individual leading our football performance and in whom we place our trust to deliver the vision we share for Liverpool Football Club.

"Brendan is at the heart of what we, as an ownership group, are trying to achieve on the pitch. This season has reaffirmed everyone's belief that we can bring football success."