Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is the subject of much speculation as his contract expires at the end of the season but it could still be extended.
This comes from the Daily Mail’s Dominic King, who was discussing a report from Sport Bild, via RevierSport, which claims that Edwards could leave as soon as January, with RB Leipzig said to be keen to land his signature.
The Reds need to do everything they can to hold onto the sporting director, as he is so important for Liverpool’s ability to identify and sign potential world-beaters for Jurgen Klopp.
A lot is said about Liverpool needing to sign a new central midfielder and a new attacker. But more important than that has to be keeping Edwards at the club.
It hasn’t been made clear exactly why he wants to leave but, if there is anything that FSG can do to keep him it must be done as Edwards is the best in the business.
FSG’s transfer model of buying young players with the potential to develop into the best in the world in the way that Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have would not be possible without a master negotiator like Edwards.
We will have to wait and see what happens, but I seriously doubt that the sporting director will leave the club before the end of the season, which should give Liverpool enough time to tie him down.
Failure to do so could bring some interesting results in the transfer market next summer and I highly doubt the Reds will be able to find someone able to match or better his results.