Liverpool FC's owners are flying to Merseyside to finalise Kenny Dalglish's coronation.
Chairman Tom Werner and principal owner John Henry hope to crown their man in time for Sunday's clash with Spurs.
Talks with the caretaker boss have been continuing since he was appointed in January, but all parties believe they are close to finalising the deal.
Said an insider: "There's only a couple of issues to settle now. The main stumbling block was getting Buckingham Palace to recognise the establishment of another royal family within a city of the realm.
"The Queen's people have been very helpful and as far as the Palace is concerned, the Dalglish dynasty can be established in Liverpool - though their ultimate loyalty to the British crown must be assured.
"Then there is the matter of succession - are female offspring to be allowed to succeed? Clearly there are dressing room issues here, but we are confident they can be solved.
"We hope to have an official coronation on the pitch before the Spurs match."