The Northern Irishman beat his Latics counterpart to the job on Wednesday evening but who do you think would have been the best replacement for Kenny Dalglish?
Reports emerged on Wednesday afternoon that Brendan Rodgers has accepted an offer to become Liverpool's new manager.
The 39-year-old is believed to have signed a three-year deal with the Reds despite the Welsh club denying the Merseyside outfit had made any contact with them as recently as Tuesday.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez remained a real contender for the job until the last minute, having flown to Miami earlier in the week for a second round of talks with the club's owners John W. Henry and Fenway Sports Group.
Both managers have worked on limited resources but secured Premier League survival this season playing their own brands of attractive football.
But who do you think would have been better suited to taking the still illustrious role at Anfield?
HAVE YOUR SAYDo you favour Rodgers' possession-based, passing style of football which has won Swansea many admirers during their first season in the Premier League?
Or were you impressed by Martinez's Wigan and their victories over Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle which ultimately saved the club from relegation?