Liverpool have an eight-man shortlist to replace sacked manager Kenny Dalglish. The Telegraph says yesterday a conference call including club owner John W Henry, chairman Tom Werner and managing director Ian Ayre, formulated a staggering array of names including Pep Guardiola (Barcelona), Fabio Capello, Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund), Frank de Boer (Ajax), Andre Villas-Boas and Didier Deschamps (Marseille).

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez and Swansea's Brendan Rodgers are among those Henry wants to meet and official approaches were made to their clubs on Thursday night.