Brendan Rodgers set to be unveiled at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers is set to be unveiled as the new Liverpool manager, with the Merseyside club calling a 10am press conference on Friday.

The Anfield outfit have been looking for a new boss after the sacking of Kenny Dalglish following a lacklustre 2011-12 Premier League season for the Reds.

With Roberto Martinez the initial frontrunner for the position and meeting with owners Fenway Sports Group, it was thought that the Spaniard would be the next Liverpool head coach.

However, in a dramatic turn of events this week Liverpool have contacted Swansea, met Rodgers and agreed compensation with the Welsh side for the Northern Irishman to move to Anfield.

“We can confirm that a compensation package with Liverpool has been agreed for manager Brendan Rodgers and three members of his backroom staff,” an official statement from Swansea reveals.

“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.

“The Swans agreed to allow the backroom trio to join Brendan following discussions between himself and chairman Huw Jenkins.”

Liverpool’s official website has confessed that a press conference will unveil Rodgers at 10am on Friday,

By Gareth McKnight