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Rumour Mill: Liverpool approach Carlo Ancelotti

Liverpool have reportedly approached recently sacked Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Real Madrid's head coach Carlo Ancelotti during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Liverpool at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The report comes despite English media reporting this week that Brendan Rodgers’ job at Anfield is safe.

Marca report that 55-year-old manager had planned to take time away from the game but that the historic lure of Liverpool would make him reverse that decision.

West Ham are also interested in the former Chelsea, PSG, AC Milan and Juventus boss.

While the thought of such a high calibre boss as Ancelotti replacing Rodgers at Anfield is a highly welcome by some supporters, it’s worth noting that Marca are not the most reliable of sources.

Ancelotti was sacked on Monday despite a 75% win ratio and guiding Madrid to the Champions League for the first time in 12 years.

Ancelotti is clearly fond of Liverpool, having been quoted saying the following prior to Real Madrid’s match at Anfield in October:

I’ve followed Liverpool since 1984 after facing them with Roma in the European Cup Final, when we lost on penalties.

It’s always been a club that excites me. The “You’ll Never Walk Alone” they sing is incredible. Nobody sings an anthem like Liverpool fans.

Tomorrow, before the game, I’m going to go out onto the pitch early because I want to hear them sing it.

I’m so excited… sometimes I look for it on the internet and put it on for my friends. It’s something really unique, seriously.

I remember when we played them in Istanbul [in the Champions League Final] and we were winning 3-0 at the break.

There were 45,000 Liverpool fans in the ground singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for 10 minutes. It was incredible and for an Italian it was a shock.

Ancelotti is 10/1 to be the next permanent Liverpool boss with Paddy Power. Click here for the full list of candidates and odds.

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