Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be presented with an honorary degree by the University of Ulster this afternoon for his 'outstanding contribution to sport'.

The 41-year-old, who hails from County Antrim, took the Reds to the brink of a remarkable Barclays Premier League title last season, just two years after taking the reins at Anfield.

Last month, the progress achieved by the Northern Irishman since his appointment in June 2012 was rewarded with a new, long-term contract by owners Fenway Sports Group.

Rodgers has overseen 54 victories in his 97 matches as Liverpool boss to date, with the attacking philosophy he consistently preaches yielding 208 goals during that period.

His achievements will be recognised by the university at a ceremony today alongside 12 other personalities from the worlds of business, entertainment, public life and sport.

Named the League Managers Association's Manger of the Year at the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign, Rodgers will collect this latest special accolade in person.