Swansea City have dismissed rumours linking Brendan Rodgers with the managerial post at Liverpool.
There were reports on Tuesday that the Swans boss is due to hold talks with the Reds' American owners this week but the Welsh club has stated that they were pure speculation.
"We would like to clarify the speculation in the press surrounding our manager Brendan Rodgers. We would like to confirm that there has been no contact from Liverpool and nothing has changed since our previous statement on the issue," ESPN quoted the Swansea statement.
Rodgers was originally on Liverpool's list of candidates for the vacant manager post and the Welsh outfit had earlier confirmed that there was an approach from Anfield to speak to the Northern Irishman and that the 39-year-old declined the opportunity.
Meanwhile, Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has stated that Roberto Martinez will be given time till Thursday to make a decision on his future. The Spaniard has been in contact with Liverpool and it was originally thought that the 38-year-old would announce his decision on Tuesday but now the Latics chief has extended the deadline to Thursday.
In other Merseyside news, Everton captain Phil Jagielka will replace Gareth Barry in the England Euro 2012 squad after the Manchester City man was sent home with a stomach injury.
Barry came on as a second-half substitute and was forced off after just 20 minutes during England's 1-0 win against Norway on Saturday. It was originally thought that the 31-year-old suffered a groin strain but a scan revealed that the midfielder has suffered a tear in his abdomen.
"I'm very disappointed to lose Gareth, not only was he a member of my original 23-man squad but he has featured prominently in the England team over the last few years. I know how much he wanted to be part of the tournament but I'm sure he will still have a part to play with England after the Euros. I wish him a speedy recovery," the FA quoted Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson as saying.
Midfielder Jordan Henderson, who replaced Barry in Oslo, was on Hodgson's standby list but the former Reds coach has decided to call up centre-back Jagielka instead, since the Toffees skipper has experience operating in Barry's accustomed holding midfield role as well.