Report: FSG left in complete shock after developments at Liverpool
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Report: FSG left in complete shock after developments at Liverpool

Julian Ward’s resignation as sporting director at Liverpool has been greeted with shock by club owners FSG.

It was a dramatic day at Anfield yesterday, as news that Ward will step down at the end of the season filtered through. And according to The Athletic, supporters weren’t the only ones startled by the update.

They report that it would be ‘an understatement’ to label FSG’s reaction as shock. It seems as though the Liverpool owners were completely blindsided by the decision.

The Americans will now reportedly begin the search for someone to fill Ward’s position. It’s claimed that this will most likely be an external appointment.

As they continue to seek out a buyer for the club, this is said to be disruption they could have done without.

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Not all change bad for Liverpool

Well, what do we all make of the last 24 hours or so then? We haven’t seen these kinds of events at Liverpool for quite some time.

For so many years, the Reds have been a picture of continuity. Good business practices have been backed up by impeccable scouting and smart moves in the transfer market.

But after the departure of Michael Edwards last summer, Ward’s exit speaks to some deeply rooted issues now bubbling to the surface.

Quite what those issues are, perhaps we’ll never know.

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What we do know is that, coupled with the takeover, there is massive uncertainty around what Liverpool will look like this time next year.

Of course, these developments don’t necessarily have to be bad ones. Many supporters will be glad to see the back of FSG, and Liverpool’s transfer strategy has needed a rethink for a couple of years, too.

With results also suffering on the pitch, it’s time for something to change. When form takes a tumble, most clubs would simply look to switch out the manager. But Jurgen Klopp is, rightly, going nowhere.

Instead, maybe it’s for the best that Liverpool now rip everything else up and start again. Worrying times, but also, perhaps, exciting times too.

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