Liverpool appoint Hodgson as new manager to replace Benitez
Liverpool officially appointed Roy Hodgson as their new manager on Thursday.
As had been widely expected, the 62-year-old agreed to leave his job in charge at Fulham and signed a three-year contract, replacing Rafael Benitez, who left the Premier League club last month, DPA reported.
"This is the biggest job in club football and I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successful football club," Hodgson told the club's official website.
"I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood."
Hodgson's first task will be to convince some of his biggest players, including Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, to stay at the club.
Liverpool finished seventh in the English Premier League last season, failing to qualify for the Champions League.