Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen on the Liverpool job.

The Daily Mail says Mourinho has also let it be known he would respond favourably to any approach from Anfield.

The former Chelsea boss has indicated to friends that replacing the under-pressure Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona is far and away his prime objective but he has also admitted to a growing frustration at his continued inactivity.

Anfield apparently figures on his top-three list of preferred destinations, but Tom Hicks and George Gillett may think twice about dismissing Rafa Benitez for trying to exert too much control and turning to one who is renowned for operating in the same way.