The proposed appointment of Louis Van Gaal as sporting director looked increasingly unlikely on Wednesday night with Rodgers demanding complete control of football matters.
Swansea released a statement from chairman Huw Jenkins
on the club's website
on Wednesday, which read: "I was contacted by Liverpool last night and they expressed their wish to speak to Brendan regarding their vacancy.
"I had a discussion with Brendan to talk about their interest and his views on whether he wanted to speak to Liverpool.
"He expressed his wish with me to do that and he has spoken to Liverpool today.
"Following on from discussions with Liverpool's owners, Brendan has informed us that he would like to take up their offer to manage Liverpool.
"At the moment we are currently in talks with the owners to agree compensation.
"We are trying to finalise that within the next 24 hours."
His return to Reading was
an unhappy one
but, after his
appointment as Swansea boss
in July 2010, Rodgers guided his Welsh side to promotion to the top flight in May 2011, making Swansea the first Welsh team to reach the Premier League.
Former England striker Gary Lineker,
"I feel this could be a very shrewd appointment. Totally gets the way the game's evolving."
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