Ancelotti denies Liverpool rumours

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has denied suggestions he has been on contact with Liverpool over the vacant manager's post at Anfield.

The 56-year-old Italian is currently one of the frontrunners for the Liverpool job along with former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

Ajax Amsterdam manager Frank de Boer is also in the running after steering his side to four consecutive league titles between 2010 and 2014.

According to reports, Ancelotti recently met with Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre in New York to discuss the possibility of replacing Rodgers, but Ancelotti insists that is not the case.

"I have not had an offer from Liverpool," Ancelotti told Express Sport.

While Ancelotti continues to be linked with the Anfield hotseat, it is Klopp who is the bookies' favourite to replace Rodgers.

Reports in Bosnia suggest Klopp has agreed a three-year contract with the Merseysiders and will bring his assistant at Dortmund, Zeljko Buvac, with him to Anfield.

Liverpool are currently in 10th place in the Premier League standings, six points shy of league leaders Manchester City. Club chiefs hope to announce the appointment of a new manager in time for the clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on 17 October.