Sources: Klopp set for bigger say in transfers

Sources: Klopp set for bigger say in transfers

Nov 25, 2022 by - SOCCER

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  • (1:23) 1:01 PM UTC * Mark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC Jurgen Klopp is in line to take on further responsibility for Liverpool's player recruitment next summer, sources have told ESPN, following the surprise departure of sporting director Julian Ward after less than six months in the job.
  • Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) Sources have said that Ward, 41, is leaving his position for personal reasons and that he will honour a six-month notice period and remain in post until the end of the season.
  • But with Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), now in the process of finding a buyer for the 19-time English champions, sources have said that Ward is unlikely to be replaced by the owners.
  • With Klopp extending his contract earlier this until the end of the 2025-26 season, sources have said that the former Borussia Dortmund coach will be expected to ensure stability during FSG's search for a buyer by overseeing the player recruitment department in the absence of a sporting director.

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