Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier has revealed his desire to manage at Liverpool, yet has also done little to cool speculation suggesting he could be in line replace Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille.
Current Reds incumbent Brendan Rodgers is facing increasingly hostile questions over his side's apparent lack of big-match composure following the hugely disappointing FA Cup semi-final loss to Aston Villa.
Despite guiding the club to within two points of the Premier League title last season, a failure to steer Liverpool back into the top four this term and semi-final defeats in both domestic cup competitions will only serve to exacerbate concerns over a lack of silverware during Rodgers's three-year reign.
While speculation over his job security may be a touch premature given a 13-match unbeaten run was only ended in March, such worries certainly appear justifiable and the likes of Borussia Dortmund favourite Jurgen Klopp and former Anfield stalwart Rafael Benitez have already been touted as potential replacements for Rodgers.
Galtier may not be considered as a frontrunner in the event that Liverpool do decide to part company with the Northern Irishman, yet it is a post he would evidently like to fulfil if handed the opportunity. "If I had to choose my destination, I would go to Liverpool," he told Canal as reported by Goal.
A more likely scenario would involve Galtier potentially moving to Ligue 1 rivals Marseille. Although Bielsa only moved to the Stade Velodrome as permanent successor to caretaker Jose Anigo in May 2014, an obvious lack of cohesion with regards to transfer policy has given cause to doubt that the passionate Chilean will remain in the job past the summer.
Marseille suffered a 1-0 defeat to mid-table Nantes on 17 April, a third defeat in succession that saw them fall eight points behind leaders Lyon and nearest challengers Paris Saint-Germain.
"My name is circulating in Marseille, which is normal because I played there," Galtier added. "I trained there and I have been assistant coach too, so we can easily imagine that Galtier takes the job of coach of OM."
Liverpool's next assignment following their bitter Wembley disappointment is a trip to West Bromwich Albion on 25 April.
Rodgers's side are currently seven points adrift of fourth-place Manchester City and will surely need to take maximum points from each of their remaining six fixtures if they are to have any hope of securing Champions League qualification for the second consecutive year.