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Liverpool learn ‘what Ruben Amorim will say’ to job offer as Jurgen Klopp set to leave | Football | Sport

Ruben Amorim would reportedly be keen to become Liverpool’s manager if he was offered the position. The Sporting boss has been shortlisted as one of the top candidates to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield at the end of the season, with several options being explored.

Klopp announced in January that he intends to leave the Reds at the end of the season as he has ‘run out of energy’ in the position. The ex-Borussia Dortmund manager revealed that he felt he had a responsibility to step down as he would retain the faith of the Liverpool chiefs, regardless of performances on the pitch.

The announcement sparked the higher powers in Merseyside into life, with the Reds scouring the available options to replace their club legend. Xabi Alonso was quickly identified as the top target to succeed Klopp, though their hopes of landing the Spaniard were crushed when he vowed to remain at Bayer Leverkusen beyond this season.

Liverpool have quickly turned their attention to alternatives, with Roberto De Zerbi and Julian Nagelsmann both being linked with the position. Sporting’s Amorim is now regarded as the leading candidate to head to Anfield though after his sensational rise in Portugal.

According to Portuguese news outlet Correio da Manha, the manager is aware of the interest from Liverpool but will wait until the end of the season to make a decision on where his future lies.

The 39-year-old believes that, as a young manager, he has plenty of time to jump ship from Sporting and thus there is no immediate rush to accept Liverpool’s offer. However, those close to Amorim feel that he would be ‘unlikely to resist’ an effort from the Premier League high-flyers.

The Sporting boss is keen to bow out from his current side by leading them to a double before potentially becoming Liverpool manager, having already been convinced by the ‘profile’ of the club, the enormous fanbase and the way that young prospects are brought through the ranks and provided a pathway into the first team.

Amorim was keen to shut down speculation regarding his future over the weekend though, saying: “Right now, I’m focused on Sporting. I’m very proud to be Sporting’s coach. We’re focused on winning titles. You’ll see in the end. I have a contract and I’m very happy here. That’s the most important thing, more than contracts, I’m very happy here. The focus is on beating Benfica in the Portuguese Cup.”

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