Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is open to leaving Liverpool if he is asked to step down after the Reds' were thrashed 6-1 by Stoke City in the final game of the season.

The Northern Irishman is confident that he will be at Anfield next season, despite failing to meet the targets set by Fenway Sports Group back in August. The Merseyside club finished the season on sixth spot and managed just eight points in their last nine matches.

Liverpool's fixture against Mark Hughes also marked Steven Gerrard's final game in the Reds' shirt. The latest result was their heaviest defeat in the last 52 years and Rodgers took complete responsibility after his side's disappointing performance.

"The supporters deserve an apology for that. We were too easily beaten. We have to be better than that," Rodgers said.

"The supporters have every right to be angry. We can have no complaints all of us. That was awful first half. I take full responsibility as manager. There is an awful lot of work to do. We finished sixth and that is where we deserve to finish."

"If the owners want me to go, I go. it is as simple as that. But i still feel I have a lot to offer here. Performances like today don't help you. I want to be here. There are a number of key elements of the performance that didnt surprise me. We will address those in the summer," he added.

The former Swansea manager's future at Liverpool remains uncertain. The Evening Standard reported that Rodgers is set to hold talks with FSG's representative Mike Gordon and his future will be dealt with during the meeting.

Jurgen Klopp is favourite to replace Rodgers if he is shown the exit door after a disappointing campaign. Klopp had earlier confirmed his decision to leave Borussia Dortmund after their poor run in the league.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has claimed that Jurgen Klopp wants to manage in England.

"There are several indications that suggest he will coach in England at some stage. There's speculation about it in England and it would make sense also for him to go to England," Ballack said.

"He coached one of the best clubs in Germany, he's an open coach who enjoys international acclaim for his successes and the way he coaches. And he speaks English," the former Germany midfielder said.