Harry Redknapp is claiming inside knowledge that Carlo Ancelotti was offered the Liverpool job before Jurgen Klopp.
The Italian was heavily linked with the role following Rodgers’ sacking, before Klopp was appointed on a three-year deal last week.
“I have heard from good sources that he [Ancelotti] was offered the Liverpool job,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“I don’t think [he wanted it]. They spoke to him at some stage.”
Redknapp’s ‘knowledge’ should be taken with a pinch of salt as he said last week that Sam Allardyce would not be interested in the Sunderland job.
He does claim to be impressed with actual Liverpool manager Klopp, saying: “I do like the look of Klopp, he’s a good appointment.
“He’s looks bright, with great enthusiasm and he looks like he could be a really good addition to the Premier League. I’m looking forward to watching Liverpool play over the next few years.'”