Monday, 28th June 2010

Liverpool are watching developments concerning Fabio Capello and England with a keen eye as calls grow for Roy Hodgson to replace the Italian should he decide to part company with the FA. Hodgson is the Liverpool board’s preferred candidate, although in the past 10 days they have felt duty bound to at least sound out Frank Rijkaard and Didier Deschamps as to their availability.

Hodgson is well known to favour a crack at the England job, feeling that such an appointment would represent the pinnacle of his managerial career. Indeed, the 62-year-old has vast experience at international level, having bossed Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and most recently Finland.

Liverpool will now move quickly to persuade the Fulham manager to ink a deal which would take him to Anfield, quickly heading off the inevitable speculation which would make Hodgson a candidate for the England job. With polls showing the vast majority of Liverpool fans are opposed to Hodgson’s appointment, the Anfield board will hope the Londoner will not be put off by such opinion.




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