Liverpool set to lose transfer guru Michael Edwards with director to step down
Sometimes the success of a football team can be just as much down to the individuals in the backrooms and offices as well as the individuals in the dug-out.
While Jurgen Klopp’s unique brand of heavy metal football has seen Liverpool win the Champions League and the Premier League, many of those achievements may not have happened without sporting director Michael Edwards – who is now set to depart the club.
Since becoming the clubs sporting director in 2016, the club has seen a phenomenal period of success not just on the football pitch, but in the transfer window as well.
Edwards was heavily involved in the signings of Virgil Van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson, Allison, Fabinho and many more.
However, he has also been praised for assisting in the transfer of Philippe Coutinho, which saw The Reds make an astonishing £113million profit on the Brazilian.
Unfortunately for the Anfield club, the former Peterborough United player looks set to depart Merseyside at the end of his contract next summer after ten years at Liverpool, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.
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He has been at the club for over ten years, initially arriving as a head of performance and Analysis, before progressing onto become the director technical performance, then technical director, before going onto his current role in November 2016.
Klopp regards the former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth analyst highly, with Edwards becoming a more and more visible presence at Liverpool.
However, he looks set to move on for pastures new next summer, and
he is expected to be replaced by current assistant sporting director Julian Ward.
Edwards has also been vital to Liverpool’s transfer operations this season, having sealed the £36m signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
He also helped Trent Alexander Arnold, Van Dijk, Allison and Fabinho sign new contracts this season.
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