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Liverpool deny Ancelotti approach

Underfire Real Madrid head coach, Carlo Ancelotti.
Underfire Real Madrid head coach, Carlo Ancelotti.

LONDON, September 23- Liverpool have denied making an approach for Carlo Ancelotti following reports that the club are lining up the Italian to take over from Brendan Rodgers.

Following a poor start to the season, the pressure on the Ulsterman has ramped up tenfold and many are expecting the Reds to cut their ties with the manager unless there is drastic improvement.

Much of the speculation suggests former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp would be Liverpool’s first choice should Rodgers go.

However, reports on Wednesday suggested that club owners, Fenway Sports Group, had sounded out Ancelotti over the possibility of managing the club.

It was also reported the former Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss would be keen to take the reins at Anfield, but the club have moved quickly to put a stop to the rumours.

The club’s official stance is that FSG remain 100 per cent behind Rodgers and are confident the 42-year-old can still turn it around.

The Reds host League Two outfit Carlisle United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, before Aston Villa visit Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.