Brendan Rodgers to be named Liverpool boss

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has emerged as the favourite to take the vacant Liverpool role, with a deal set to be completed within the next 24 hours.

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has stated that the Anfield club have been in touch to request to talk to the Northern Irishman, that a meeting has taken place and that Rodgers is keen to move to Merseyside.

“I was contacted by Liverpool and they expressed their wish to speak to Brendan regarding their vacancy,” Jenkins confirmed to Sky Sports.

“I had a discussion with Brendan to talk about their interest and his views on whether he wanted to speak to Liverpool. He expressed his wish with me to do that and he has spoken to Liverpool.

“Following on from discussions with Liverpool’s owners Brendan has informed us that he would like to take up their offer to manage Liverpool.

“At the moment we are currently in talks with the owners to agree compensation. We hope to finalise that within the next 24 hours.

“Although we are very disappointed to lose such a talented, young British manager, we didn’t want to stand in his way,” the Liberty Stadium chief concluded.

Reports suggest that Rodgers is ready to sign a three-year deal with Liverpool, but this has not been confirmed as yet.

By Gareth McKnight