Liverpool betting update: Klopp & Champions League winner lead race, Villas-Boas possible?

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Liverpool have sacked manager Brendan Rodgers - who could replace him?

Liverpool have tonight confirmed on their official website that they have parted company with manager Brendan Rodgers - even after the club's 1-1 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.

The 42-year-old has been under pressure from Reds fans for some time now, and his reign at Anfield is now over having lost his job this evening.

Bookmakers are already pricing up odds for who could replace Rodgers - here are some of the notable names involved this evening, with odds compiled by Oddschecker.


The odds-on favourite right now is former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp. The German won two Bundesliga titles and took Dortmund to the Champions League final during his time at Signal Iduna Park, and could be tempted back in to work having left Dortmund for a break at the end of last summer. Current odds: 1/2

Joining him at the top of the list is Carlo Ancelotti. Formerly of AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, the Italian has bags of experience as well as Premier League history. Left Real Madrid at the end of last season, and would be a huge appointment. Current odds: 2/1

Middle of the pack

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas is leaving Zenit St. Petersburg at the end of the season, but he could be in the running for the Liverpool job. The Portuguese boss was far from popular in England during his spells at Chelsea and Spurs, but he may fancy one last crack at Premier League football. Current odds: 14/1

Ajax boss Frank de Boer has long been linked with a move to Anfield, and even though he has endured some tough times at Ajax of late, he is still in the reckoning. The Dutchman may look for a new challenge with his Ajax side stalling somewhat. Current odds: 7/1


Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has earned plenty of plaudits for the aggressive, feisty nature of his team, and having taken his side to the La Liga title and Champions League final in 2014, the Argentine is one of the top managers in the world - but it looks unlikely that he would leave Atletico. Current odds: 40/1

Harry Redknapp left his post as QPR boss back in February, and hasn't returned to management since. Now, the former Spurs manager may fancy a final shot at success in the top flight, but a move to Liverpool would be a huge surprise given his lack of real success at Loftus Road. Current odds: 50/1

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