Liverpool have former manager Rafa Benitez under consideration for the director of football's role.

The Sunday Mirror says Benitez has been approached by Liverpool as their search for a new boss took another twist.

After being snubbed by Swansea's Brendan Rodgers on Friday, Liverpool have continued their hunt for Kenny Dalglish's successor by speaking to their former manager.

The Spaniard left Anfield in 2010 before Fenway Sports Group bought Liverpool and they are impressed by his CV.

Benitez has been itching to return since quitting Inter Milan 18 months ago and has long hoped to take over from Dalglish.