Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated to his board that he does not want an interview for Liverpool manager.
Liverpool are believed to have contacted the club shortly before midday today.
Sources at the Welsh club suggest the manager is wary of the extensive interview process that Liverpool are conducting, believing that accepting interview and then failing to land the job would seriously impact his relationship with his existing club.
It is rumoured that the reds have drawn up a 12 man shortlist in what could be one of the most drawn out managerial appointments in the reds' history.
A Swansea said:
Swansea City can confirm that an approach from Liverpool FC to speak to manager Brendan Rodgers was officially received by club chairman Huw Jenkins this morning.
The club is pleased to confirm that Brendan has declined the current opportunity to speak to the Anfield club about the vacant position.
The Swansea manager is currently working hard to strengthen the squad in readiness for the new Barclays Premier League campaign.
The club will make no further comment at this stage.