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Liverpool agree compensation deal for Rodgers

Swansea announced on Wednesday that Brendan Rodgers was offered the Liverpool job.

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LONDON - Liverpool have agreed a compensation package with fellow Premier League club Swansea City for manager Brendan Rodgers and three of his backroom staff, the Welsh side said on Thursday.

The Merseyside club are scheduled to hold a news conference on Friday at 10:00 am British time, at which they are expected to present Northern Irishman Rodgers as the successor to Kenny Dalglish.

"Both clubs have been in discussions to sort suitable compensation for Brendan along with assistant manager Colin Pascoe, performance analyst Chris Davies and head of sports science and medicine Glen Driscoll," Swansea said on their website (www.swanseacity.net).

"The club now starts its search for Brendan's successor."

Swansea announced on Wednesday that Rodgers, 39, had been offered the Liverpool job subject to compensation being agreed with the Welsh club for their highly regarded manager.

He turned down an offer to talk to Liverpool earlier this month and the Merseyside club's American owners then held discussions with Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez.

Rodgers guided Swansea to a respectable 11th place finish in the Premier League last season, their first campaign at the highest level since 1983.

He led the club to promotion from the Championship (second division) via the playoffs after moving to Swansea in 2010 following spells in charge of Watford and Reading.


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