Rodgers will meet Liverpool over managerial vacancy

Brendan Rodgers will discuss the vacant Liverpool manager’s position this week despite the Swansea City boss originally turning down the offer of an interview, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Rodgers was one of a number of managers approached shortly after Kenny Dalglish was sacked by the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group. Roberto Martinez, of Wigan Athletic, was the first and the presumptive appointment but the newspaper adds that the Spaniard is unhappy at the prospect of working with a sporting director, a senior figure who would hold responsibility for transfers. Former Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal has been linked with such a role.

With Martinez’s reluctance reportedly coming to the fore Liverpool have been forced to turn their focus elsewhere, with Rodgers back in the frame despite his earlier rejection. If van Gaal, or a figure in his mould, is to be appointed then Liverpool would prefer a young Coach on the touchline, with Rodgers winning many admirers for guiding Swansea to safety in their first Premier League season, and doing so with a highly-technical playing style.

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