Liverpool have asked permission from Wigan Athletic to speak to Roberto Martinez.
The 38 year old Spaniard won the Premier League Manager of the Month award in April, and guided Wigan to 3 places above the relegation zone.
Dave Whelan, Sportswear supremo and Wigan chairman said:
"I have always said when a big club comes, I will give permission and they don't come any bigger than Liverpool.
"He has been a fantastic, superb manager. He will be a difficult act to follow."
"I don't know Roberto's feelings about Liverpool. He will be going with an open mind. I'd love to keep Roberto.
"Unfortunately in this day and age of football there are two or three clubs without managers and Roberto is on the list of every one of them.
"When Liverpool sacked Kenny I did think they would be knocking on the door. If Liverpool are serious then I may lose him."
What do you think about Roberto Martinez being a possible replacement for Dalglish?