Liverpool are interested in bringing in Eintracht Frankfurt sporting CEO Markus Krosche as Julian Ward’s successor.
That’s according to The Athletic, who have shared an update on the Reds’ ongoing process to replace Ward, who’s been linked with the job at Dutch giants Ajax.
AS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell has been considered for the role, however, the report claims he is expected to continue with the Ligue 1 outfit beyond this campaign.
Instead, another candidate gathering interest at Anfield is Krosche. The 42-year-old joined Frankfurt in 2021 from RB Leipzig, signing a deal that runs until 2025.
Since making the Bundesliga switch, Eintracht have won the Europa League. Furthermore, the side are also in the last-16 of this season’s Champions League.
Liverpool interested in Krosche
With Ward’s unexpected departure, Liverpool need to act fast if they are to have a sporting director in place ready for the summer window.
With Mitchell now seemingly an unlikely prospect, the club should turn their attention to Krosche – who has made a number of brilliant signings in the past.
At Leipzig, he oversaw incoming deals for Dani Olmo, Christopher Nkunku, Josko Gvardiol and Dominik Szoboszlai.
Regarding outgoing players, he also organised Timo Werner’s move to Chelsea.
The German has since continued his excellent work at Frankfurt.
He was responsible for signing Randal Kolo Muani from FC Nantes on a free transfer last summer. The Frenchman has now been linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United, with an incredible £89m fee touted.
Therefore, with the Reds’ need for a strong window in the summer, Krosche could be the man to lead the way.