Liverpool in 'shock' move for Irish manager

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Liverpool are reportedly planning to bring Donegal manager Jim McGuinness to Anfield to work alongside Brendan Rodgers.

According to, Rodgers wants McGuinness, Gaelic football's All-Ireland winning manager, to join his backroom staff.

McGuinness led Donegal to their second All-Ireland Gaelic football trophy, and the Irish manager has won credit for his acute attention to detail regarding match preparation.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Donegal boss, who gives lectures across the sports profession in the field of psychology, and is thought to have close links to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

But Donegal county board chairman PJ McGowan said Liverpool's reported interest in McGuinness has come as a total shock to him.

"Jim was appointed for four years and he has only done two," said McGowan. "He wanted four years himself and that's what we agreed to.

"This is total news to me. We have already talked to Jim about plans for what he intends to do over the winter months and next year.

"What Jim does in his own time is his business but this would be a total shock."

Liverpool currently lie 14th in the Premier League table, and suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Udinese in the Europa League on Thursday night. Reds captain Steven Gerrard still insists a top four Premier League finish, and a trophy, remains the club's priority.

Liverpool face Stoke City at Anfield this weekend, and Gerrard and Luis Suarez, both of whom dropped to the bench for the visit of Udinese, should return to the starting lineup.

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