“Now underway” – Journalist drops big behind-scenes Liverpool update

Michael Edwards was Liverpool's Sporting Director for six years after leaving the club recently. And according to reports, Edwards has rejected Chelsea's offer for the same post.

Source: A Stamford Bridge Too Far

Renowned English journalist, David Ornstein has given an update on Liverpool and their pursuit for a new sporting director.

The Reds current form is quite alarming and some of the blame has to go on the sporting director as well. The Merseyside giants found great success through smart signings when Michael Edwards was the sporting director of the English club.

Edward stepped down from his position last season and Julian Ward replaced him as an internal appointment. Ward has confirmed his intentions to leave the English giants at the end of the season after competing for all the cups last season.

Liverpool and their pursuit of Sporting Director

The English journalist confirmed on NBC Sports that the process to replace Michael Edwards has begun.

He said

“The process to replace Ward as sporting director is now underway. It’s in its early stages. They did strongly consider Paul Mitchell of AS Monaco but that won’t be happening, he’s going to be saying there,”

He also said

“Among the other candidates or names they admire is Marcus Krosche from Eintracht Frankfurt, but there are going to be a number of options, and let’s see how that develops because that is a critical time for Liverpool and FSG.”

The first transfer window without Edward is not at all impressive. Liverpool have spent a large sum of money on Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo. They have failed to secure any midfielder in this two transfer window.

On the other hand, the Reds failed to sign their top target Enzo Fernandez and the Argentine joined one of their arch-rivals, Chelsea.

Now Klopp wants to restart his new era with fresh new signings especially in the midfield and in the defensive areas. The Merseyside giants are very vulnerable at the set pieces. The English giants have conceded 28 goals this season, that is 1.22 goals per game. This shows their defensive vulnerability.

Liverpool needs to act fast or else it will lead to another traumatic season.

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