Liverpool legend Steve McManaman refuses to criticise the club's owners over Kenny Dalglish's sacking.

He defended their attempts to interview Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers and Wigan Athletic's Roberto Martinez, among others.

"I know they're speaking to a number of managers, aren't they, and trying to bring in the right appointment," he said.

"I presume that's all you can do.

"They also spoken to a lot of high-calibre managers. It's just that we don't know about them.

"People are picking on Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers.

"They're both wonderful managers and Roberto Martinez is a superstar - he's a friend of mine."