Liverpool are about to embark on a daring new route, with a brand new sporting director having agreed his transfer to Anfield this summer season.

It was solely 12 months in the past that the much-lauded Michael Edwards left his function on Merseyside, having been key for a lot of the membership’s recruitment over Jurgen Klopp’s tenure. Julian Ward stepped into the sporting director function in his absence – however is ready to depart a yr into the function, after touchdown an analogous job (opens in new tab) at Ajax. 

Liverpool’s enterprise during the last yr post-Edwards has been criticised by some. Darwin Nunez, the marquee signing of final summer season, has struggled for targets within the Premier League, with Cody Gakpo signed mere months later to bolster the frontline additional. 

Darwin Nunez was the primary huge purchase after Michael Edwards left Liverpool – and he is divided opinion (Picture credit score: Getty)

Prolific switch guru Fabrizio Romano (opens in new tab) is reporting now that Jorg Schmadtke of Wolfsburg has agreed to take up the job at Liverpool and can now be working intently with Klopp on recruitment forward of the switch window this summer season.