Mark Schwarzer admits he would not blame Roy Hodgson if he decides to quit Fulham and take charge of Liverpool.
Schwarzer wants Hodgson to stay at Craven Cottage after the “remarkable” job he has done in reviving Fulham’s fortunes.
He steered Fulham to their first ever European final in May before they were beaten by Atletico Madrid.
But Hodgson has emerged as strong favourites with some bookmakers to replace Rafael Benitez ahead of Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill, and Australia goalkeeper Schwarzer would understand fully if Hodgson decides to make the move to Anfield – should his services be required by the Reds.
Schwarzer told reporters that : “How important is it Hodgson stays at Fulham? It is massive. The gaffer is huge for Fulham. He has done a remarkable job at the club during the past two and a half years.
“We hope he doesn’t go, we hope he stays at Fulham, but we will have to wait and see what happens. But I wouldn’t blame him at all (if he decides to move), not at all.
“It is Liverpool you are talking about, a huge club, who normally compete in the Champions League every season.”