Leeds United owner had Steve Kean lined up as back-up.
The Liverpool duo are part of the England squad heading to Euro 2016.
Former Manchester United star Nani featured for Portugal against England.
Leeds United dismissed Steve Evans earlier in the week.
Diego Forlan has named an all-time XI featuring his former teammates, with a number of Manchester United stars making the cut.
The future Aston Villa owner sends message to the future Aston Villa manager.
Rodgers was appointed as the new Celtic manager last month.
The West Ham United youngster was handed his full international debut this week.
Ibrox side Rangers will be directly competing with Celtic next term, and Brendan Rodgers expects their fans' view of him to change.
The England striker nearly had his head taken off by Bruno Alves.
During the Champions League final Gary Lineker posted a simple five-word tweet: “Pepe is such a dick!” It did not so much strike a chord as create global symphonic harmony on social media.
Cristiano Ronaldo said he will not play against England on Thursday and admitted he needs a rest before joining the Portugal squad for Euro 2016 but he said he will be ready for that despite finishing the season with fitness concerns.
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly interested in signing for Liverpool this summer.