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Liverpool continue football director pursuit despite Rodgers appointment

Liverpool are expected to continue to pursue a new football director, despite the imminent appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager.

Departing Swansea City boss Rodgers, who was in New York last weekend to watch Wales play Mexico, initially withdrew from the first round of interviews when as many as a dozen names - including Pep Guardiola, Fabio Capello, Andre Villas-Boas and Frank de Boer - were pulled together following Kenny Dalglish's sacking on May 16.

But despite that rejection, he remained firmly in FSG's thoughts because of the impression he made last season, steering Swansea to 11th place thanks to results such as a 0-0 draw at Anfield and a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium.

John W Henry and Tom Werner have been determined to implement a new tiered structure at Liverpool, though Louis van Gaal's hopes of landing the position of sporting director in the shake-up have dramatically receded, says the Daily Mail.

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