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World Cup winner will say no to Anfield switch

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Didier Deschamps says he is committed to Marseille, despite reported interest from Liverpool.

The Frenchman - who captained France to World Cup glory in 1998 - was the bookmakers' favourite to become the next Liverpool boss but insists he will remain with OM until 2014.

“When I talk about being the coach of Marseille in our new stadium, I mean it,” he told reportedly told the Mirror when asked about Liverpool speculation.

"It is an idea that pleases me. Now, 2014 is a very long way away in my profession. But I have said people should understand I am not a tramp. I proved it last year. I could have left."

Deschamps has an impressive managerial track record in French football and was one of a number of candidates allegedly identified by Liverpool owners New England Sports Ventures (NESV) as a potential successor to Roy Hodgson.

The Liverpool boss continues to walk a tightrope at Anfield as speculation regarding his future mounts and NESV are reportedly actively pursuing a successor.

Former Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard and German Ralf Rangnick are also potential candidates for the Liverpool hotseat as Hodgson comes under increasing pressure.

The 63-year-old has seen his side pick up just five points from a possible 30 away from Anfield this campaign - as well as falling to embarrassing home defeats against Blackpool and Wolves - and Liverpool currently sit just above the relegation zone.

Hodgson only joined the club in July but could reportedly be sacked later this month with Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish said to be lined up as a short-term replacement.

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