Frank Rijkaard’s agent insists he has not been approached by Liverpool, after he was installed as odds-on favourite to replace Roy Hodgson at Anfield.
Rijkaard, who left Galatasaray this week after a disappointing start to the season, has been the subject of speculation about the Liverpool job, but agent Perry Overeem has denied holding talks with the club.
“We have not been approached by Liverpool,” Overeem told Sky Sports News. “Frank’s not thinking about any job at the moment – he wants to put what’s happened in Turkey behind him.
“Frank’s still in Turkey. Whenever we are approached, if we are approached, we will deal with that then but it’s not helpful to get into rumours at this stage.”
Jamie Carragher, meanwhile, remains firmly behind Hodgson.
“It is a little rocky patch we are going through at the moment but as long as the players, manager and supporters all stick together it won’t be a problem,” he said. “It is very early days in the season and there is a lot of time to go. It hasn’t always been rosy playing for Liverpool. Last season wasn’t great and I remember going 12 games without a win under Gerard Houllier, so it has not always been plain sailing.
“The spirit in the dressing room is fine but you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out if you win games it is a lot better. The manager is the boss and we should be trying to impress him, not the other way around.”