Liverpool’s disappointing start to the season has seen Brendan Rodgers come under pressure, with speculation rife that the manager could be sacked if results do not improve soon.
According to a report in The Daily Mail earlier this month, Liverpool have made contact with former Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is one of the best managers in the world and arguably the best available at this moment in time.
Appointing the Italian tacticiam would be a huge statement of intent from Liverpool, but the key question is why he would even be interested in the the Premier League club.
The 56-year-old was recently in charge of Madrid - the biggest club in the world. Any other team (except perhaps Manchester United) would be a step down for Ancelotti.
Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs of England and have a global fanbase, but they are not in a position to compete for the Premier League title, let alone challenge in the Champions League (or even quality for the prestigious European competition).
Why would Ancelotti want to come to Anfield when he will have to do a tedious amount of work in rebuilding the club?
Moreover, the current Liverpool squad is largely average. The Italian is used to working with world-class players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kaka (the Milan version).
Who is world class at Liverpool? Philippe Coutinho is not quite there yet, but he could be in a year or two.
Nathaniel Clyne also has the potential, and perhaps even Daniel Sturridge if he remains fit. Roberto Firmino? Maybe in the future, but not now.
This is a Liverpool squad that simply does not have enough players or potential to attract Ancelotti.