Kenny Dalglish could be set for a return to Liverpool with the owners who sacked him as manager ready to offer him a role as club ambassador.
The Scot has distanced himself from the club following his sacking last summer, attending just one game this term. However it is reported that the 61-year-old is ready for a return to the club he scored over 100 goals for during his playing career.
Dalglish held the role of club ambassador from 2009 up until he replaced Roy Hodgson as manager in 2011. His presence during that time was considered a destabilising influence for the future England coach and ultimately contributed to Hodgson's sacking.
However, Fenway Sports Group, who own Liverpool, believe the benefits of Dalglish returning will outweigh any concerns that he could disrupt current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
Dalglish continues to be held in affection by the Kop and his presence at the club would be valuable to Liverpool's commercial areas as they seek new sponsors.
FSG have always been wary of the Liverpool fans' views - which were pivotal in Dalglish's appointment for a second stint as manager - and realise the value of being seen to welcome him back to Anfield.
When Dalglish left last summer he said: "I said when first approached about coming back as manager that I would always be of help if I can at any time and that offer remains the same.”"
Principal owner John W Henry equally left the door open for a possible return following Dalglish's sacking.
"He is in many ways the heart and soul of the club. He personifies everything that is good about Liverpool Football Club,” Henry said last summer.
"He has always put the club and its supporters first. Kenny will always be a part of the family at Anfield."