39-year-old Brendan Rodgers has agreed a deal to become the new Liverpool managerafter the Reds sacked former manager Kenny Dalglish on 16 May after finishing eighth in the Premier League.
He will sign a three-year contract at Anfield and his appointment is likely to be officially confirmed within 24 hours.
Liverpool are going a great lenght to secure Rodgers’ services by negotiating a compensation package – expected to amount to between £4m and 5m.
The Reds were 17 points away from a Champions League qualification spot, but won the League Cup and reached the FA Cup final.
A little on the personality of Brendan Rodgers
Born 26 January 1973 in Carnlough, Northern Ireland and begun his career as a defender with Ballymena United in 1987.Rodgers joined Readingin 1990 as a teenager before being forced to retire through injury.He was appointed by Jose Mourinho as Chelsea youth team manager in 2004 and was promoted to reserve team manager.He moved on in 2008 to join Watford and made a return in June 2009 to Reading to replace Steve Coppell.In December 2009,Rodgers left by mutual consent after a bad start and retuned in July 2010 to management with Swansea.The earlier part of 2011 saw him guide the Swans to promotion via play-offs and led Swansea to 11th in their first Premier League campaign this year