Martinez and Rafa favourites to succeed Dalglish

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez and former Anfield manager Rafa Benirtez have been made favourites for the Liverpool job.

Odds have also been slashed on former Barcelona boss Frank Riijkaard.

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Dalglish sacked by Liverpool

Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as Liverpool manager after talks with the club's owners in the US yesterday. The Reds won the League Cup this season but finished a disappointing eighth place in the Premier League.