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Jurgen Klopp announcing his departure from Liverpool will obviously impact the futures of some key players such as Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah – it’s normal, because there will be a new manager and new directors. It’s obvious that there will be a new project and so they will take some time to discuss with the club before deciding their future.
I don’t think Liverpool fans need to panic – conversations will be needed, but it’s a normal process, it’s part of the change and part of explaining to the players what will happen next.
There are candidates to be the next sporting director, but nothing is at the advanced or concrete stages yet. They’ll have to see who is the man they really want. In terms of manager, Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Zerbi are really appreciated by people at the club, but before deciding who is the leading candidate, they want to appoint a new director, so there is a chance for other managers to enter this shortlist. Alonso still has a fantastic relationship with Liverpool, while De Zerbi is appreciated by many top clubs so I think he could be a serious candidate as well.
As reported yesterday, Michael Edwards was approached over a return to Liverpool in an even more senior role than he had previously. Edwards is happy with his current job, this is basically the reason. He has no intention to return, it’s not about the role but just happy with what he’s doing now. I can’t predict when we will see him back in football, or at which club, as he’s very satisfied with his current situation.
Wolves and Fulham are interested in Armando Broja and the situation remains open. However, Chelsea have rejected a loan proposal from Wolves as they don’t want to let the player go on a loan deal, as they don’t believe those conditions would make sense for them.
At the moment, Broja to Wolves is not happening, but the interest from Fulham is there, so…