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Fulham owner Mohamed Al-Fayed believes Roy Hodgson will still be at the club next season – despite speculation linking the manager with the vacant post at Liverpool.

Hodgson’s star has risen dramatically over the last couple of years, first by keeping Fulham in the Premier League and then steering the Cottagers into Europe and, last term, into the Europa League final.

Reports suggest the Merseysiders could step up their search for Rafael Benitez’s successor by opening talks with the 62-year-old before he heads out to South Africa for a stint as a World Cup pundit.

However, Al-Fayed, who appointed Hodgson in December 2007 when the Whites were in serious danger of relegation, believes Hodgson has no reason to leave the London club.

Al-Fayed said: “I don’t think he will leave me. I am sure he will have lots of approaches from other clubs, but I give him anything he wants to obtain results and we have a very good relationship.”