Liverpool's American owners are eyeing a move for Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho. Gazzetta dello Sport says Mourinho is the favoured option for Reds co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett should they decide to dismiss Benitez.

It's claimed should Liverpool lose to Manchester United on Sunday at Anfield, Benitez will be replaced by Kenny Dalglish in a caretaker capacity.

The Liverpool legend will remain in control until January when a bid for Mourinho will be launched during the Serie A winter break.

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