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Brendan Rodgers Emerges As Favourite To Become New Liverpool Manager

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Brendan Rodgers has emerged as favourite to become Liverpool's new manager.

Rodgers met with Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins for a "routine" rendezvous as reports he will quit the club for north-west England continue to mount.

On Monday the Swans said no fresh approach had been made by Liverpool to speak to the 39-year-old, with Jenkins claiming reports were merely "pure speculation".

Rodgers rejected the Reds' overtures two weeks ago, but after owner John W Henry met with Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez in Miami, it appears as though he has turned his attention to the Northern Irishman.

Latics chairman Dave Whelan granted Henry and chairman Tom Werner to speak to the Spaniard three weeks ago, however a flurry of bets on Rodgers replacing Kenny Dalglish have recently been made, elevating him to top of the bookies' chalkboard.

Rodgers guided Swansea to an excellent debut season in the Premier League, finishing 11th in the table on 47 points - just five behind Dalglish's Liverpool.

The Scot was sacked earlier in May, with the club's dire domestic form cited for his dismissal after less than 18 months back in the managerial hot seat.

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