Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers is an early favourite for the Liverpool job following Kenny Dalglish's dismissal.

The Sun says owner John W Henry will now fly into Britain to interview candidates with inspirational Swansea boss Rodgers understood to be top of his shortlist.

Wigan's Roberto Martinez, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew and former Chelsea chief Andre Villas-Boas are also in the frame. There was even a betting stampede last night for ex-Kop boss Rafa Benitez.

Liverpool legend Dalglish paid the price for the Reds' worst league points tally in 50 years, despite his Carling Cup triumph.