Tuesday 26 May 2015 09:15, UK
Liverpool are not considering replacing under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers this summer, according to Sky sources.
The Reds, who finished second in the 2013/2014 season, ended a disappointing season with a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke on Saturday - prompting speculation Rodgers would be shown the door by the Liverpool owners.
But despite the heavy loss at the Britannia Stadium condemning Liverpool to a sixth-place Premier League finish, sources at the club have suggested a season review - expected to take place in June - will stop short of looking for a new manager.
In the wake of a game that saw Steven Gerrard bow out with a consolation goal, Rodgers said: "I've always said that if the owners want me to go, then I go. It's as simple as that.
"But I still feel I've got a lot to offer the club. A lot has happened this year which has made the job difficult, but I totally understand that.
"We finish in sixth position, which is where we deserve to finish. It’s a big, big summer ahead. We lose Steven after today and you’ve seen again his inspiration in the team to get a goal. We’ve got a hell of a lot of work to do.
“I think it’s clear, you look at our goals over the course of the season and [the lack of goals] has been the major contributing factor.
“I’ve had to look at different ideas and different ways to make the team create and score more.
“We’ve taken our beating today. Stoke were better than us, especially in that first half. Second half we were much better and much more authoritative in the game, but still we can’t take much away from losing 6-1.”