LIVERPOOL will make a sensational approach to Pep Guardiola as they bid to replace Kenny Dalglish.

Kop's Pep talks, Liverpool make shock move

Barcelona’s former boss tops a Kop list that also includes Wigan chief Roberto Martinez and Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers.

Kop owners Fenway Sports Group accept their chances of tempting Guardiola are slim. But they feel it would be a huge mistake not even to sound him out.

Guardiola walked away from Barca insisting he planned to take a year off and spend time with his family.

Newcastle chief Alan Pardew and shortlived Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas are also being linked to Anfield.

But Martinez has been given a headstart as the Kop have been given permission to approach him.

Wigan owner Dave Whelan revealed: “Roberto asked was I in agreement that he could talk to them and I told him ‘Of course’. Now we have to see what he decides.

“If Liverpool are serious, we may lose him.”

The man who could be first into Anfield is Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici, who Liverpool want in a similar position.