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Liverpool have no ‘silver bullet’ Klopp plan as ‘Todd Boehly approach’ weighed up | Football | Sport

Liverpool have two major vacancies to fill ahead of the 2024/2025 campaign. Not only will they have to find a new manager to replace the departing Jurgen Klopp but they are also on the lookout for a sporting director after Michael Edwards snubbed the opportunity to return to his former role.

The position was vacated by Jorg Schmadtke at the end of the January transfer window prompting Liverpool’s owners to approach Edwards to gauge how interested he would be in returning to the fold. However, the transfer maestro, who left the club in the summer of 2022, has no interest in going back to Anfield, according to the Athletic.

Liverpool are now clambering to fill the vacancy. On top of this, Klopp’s assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, as well as elite development coach Vitor Matos are also departing in June.

The Reds’ backroom will look very different next season as they go through a major restructure but LFC TV’s Neil Jones believes their approach will remain much the same – and doesn’t anticipate that they will radically shift their management style like Chelsea have since Todd Boehly has come through the door.

“I’m surprised it got out a little bit – that the story has come out. I think it shows Liverpool’s approach isn’t going to change. I don’t think Jürgen’s departure means, ‘Right we’re going to go down the Chelsea/Todd Boehly route’,” he told Red Men TV.

“It won’t be too far away from the approach that they’ve had in terms of the type of players they target, the way that they work. The idea of the way the club is structured I think will be pretty similar.

“I think it’s reasonable to expect that Liverpool will have a new sporting director by the end of the season, definitely. And if not, then you would be a bit worried. [On the next manager]

“We don’t know who the next manager’s going to be. I have a leaning that I think it’ll probably be Alonso, but that’s all it is.

“You don’t know how he’s going to work with a new sporting director. You don’t know how the new sporting director is going to want to work with Mike Gordon or whoever else, so there’s a lot of ‘up in the airs’ at this moment in time about Liverpool’s strategy off the pitch.

“The perfect solution isn’t out there for Liverpool, no matter what. There’s no silver bullet that you go, ‘Nailed it.’ Anyone they bring in – whether they’re the most experienced manager in the world or an Alonso, someone like that – there’ll be pros and cons to it.”

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