Liverpool dismiss claims they have approached Carlo Ancelotti

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Liverpool have vehemently dismissed claims they have approached Carlo Ancelotti about the possibility of succeeding manager Brendan Rodgers.

A report claimed the veteran Italian, a Champions League winner with AC Milan and Real Madrid, had been sounded out by owners Fenway Sports Group about taking over at Anfield.

However, that was immediately rubbished by the club with sources suggesting such a move would be completely out of character with the way the Americans have run things to date.


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Rodgers survived a robust end of season review after a dismal finale to a campaign which reached its nadir with the 6-1 humbling at Stoke on the final day.

Having retained the backing of FSG - despite losing his assistant manager and close friend Colin Pascoe and coach Mike Marsh in an enforced backroom shake-up - he was then given the best part of £80 million to spend on new signings, splashing £32.5 million on primary target Christian Benteke and a potential £29 million on Roberto Firmino.

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Neither, though, have found their feet so far and Rodgers is still searching for his best XI and formation having switched from 4-3-3 to 3-4-1-2 in Sunday's home draw with Norwich.

But despite a stuttering start to this season - they have not won in five matches - leaving them 13th in the Premier League, they remain only four points off fourth place, which remains the minimum target for Rodgers.

However, there is a growing distaste amongst Liverpool fans towards the Northern Irishman, with the general consensus being that his tenure at the helm of the Reds should soon be brought to an end.

This looks unlikely, though, adding salt to the wounds with Ancelotti rumours being falsified by the Merseysiders themselves. Maybe next time, Liverpool fans.

Rodgers' side host League Two side Carlisle in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday looking to end their winless run.

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