Swansea deny Liverpool make second bid to appoint Rodgers
SWANSEA City have denied that Liverpool have made a second approach for manager Brendan Rodgers as they accelerate their search to replace Kenny Dalglish.
Rodgers yesterday met with Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins, amid speculation that Liverpool are set to appoint a new manager by Friday, but Jenkins insists their meeting was a “routine” discussion of the club’s transfer targets.
Liverpool have already met with Wigan’s Roberto Martinez about their vacancy and, though Rodgers rejected the chance to also do so, he continues to interest Liverpool’s owners, the Fenway Sports Group.
Following promotion from the Championship, Rodgers led Swansea to 11th in the Premier League, just three places behind big-spending Liverpool.
Rodgers’s judicious approach in the transfer market is therefore appealing, though Swansea are progressing with their own plans. The £6.8m signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson is imminent, while Tottenham’s Giovanni dos Santos is also thought to be a target.