By Mark Finlay

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is coming under increased pressure as the Reds slip to 10th in the table after losing 3-0 to Manchester United, and being knocked out of the Champions League.

As if that was not bad enough Ajax boss Frank de Boer has let the American owners know he would be interested in taking over Liverpool should a position open up according to his brother Ronald who told the Daily Express: “It’s a nice club,” he said.

“If Liverpool come now he would certainly think about it. He would certainly not close the door immediately, like he did two years ago.”

Tottenham have also been linked with de Boer in the past, with the Dutchman not hiding his desire to work in the Premiership one day.

Meanwhile there are a number of contenders being lined up to take over from Rodgers including bookies favourite Zenit St Petersburg trainer Andre Villas Boas and former Liverpool manager Rafa Benítez and Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp.