Liverpool will continue the process of sounding out prospective candidates for the vacant manager's job this week.
Another name was definitively removed from the list after Ajax coach Frank de Boer turned down the chance to discuss the position, while Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has said he expects to be in charge of the Ligue 1 club for the start of pre-season training.
Principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner opted for a recruitment process which involved sounding out the best possible candidates, irrespective of how numerous that list may have been. Press Association Sport understands by next week they could be in a position to draw up a proper shortlist of possibly up to five contenders.
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