Brendan Rodgers wants to be at Anfield for the long haul

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Brendan Rodgers has no intention of departing his post as Liverpool manager any time soon.

The Reds boss says he wants to see out his current deal – which will expire in 2018 -and then sign another extension that will see him remain at the club to complete the rebuilding programme he has started.

Rodgers will lead Liverpool against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup at Anfield on Sunday with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

Liverpool are strong favourites at 1.25 to take care of Championship side Blackburn (10.22) with the draw on offer at 5.49.

Victory would take Rodgers within sight of a first major final as manager of Liverpool and a chance to get the first silverware of his reign.

And he hopes to be around for the foreseeable future on Merseyside.

“I’ve signed a deal here, and I want to be here to see that through,” he said.

“Then I hope I’ll have earned enough time to warrant another deal, to keep growing and building here.”

Rodgers believes it would be hard not to take a step backwards should be move away from Liverpool, given the size and stature of the club.

However, with the game against Blackburn clearly in mind, he admits that he will be judged on his ability to bring trophies to Anfield more than anything else.

“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,” added the former Swansea City boss.

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