Liverpool will likely find Michael Edwards’ replacement from within the club, according to football finance expert Kieran Maguire.
The Lowdown: Edwards set to leave Liverpool
While Jurgen Klopp has undoubtedly been the key reason for the Reds’ great success in recent years, Edwards has been hugely influential in his own right.
It has been reported that Edwards is likely to leave his role at the end of the season, though, leaving a gaping void behind the scenes at the club.
The Latest: Maguire makes key claim
Speaking to Football Insider, Maguire said he thinks Liverpool will find Edwards’ replacement from within Anfield, hailing the options at the club’s disposal. He said:
“Michael Edwards has been the invisible guiding hand under FSG’s stewardship.
“He’s done a brilliant job. He understands the business side of things and he understands the importance of identifying and keeping talent at the club.
“Somebody of his skill base is a rare gem to find. Liverpool have benefited significantly from his stewardship at the club.
“They are huge shoes to fill, but they’ve got phenomenal people there. If you are a good operator, you tend to surround yourself with good people.”
“You’d imagine they’d recruit from within because they have some very talented people at the club.”
The Verdict: Liverpool must nail Edwards’ replacement
Given the brilliant job Edwards has done at Anfield, it is vital that the Reds take their time in picking his replacement in order to make the transition as seamless as possible.
The hope is that he will decide to stay put despite recent speculation, but failure to find a sufficient replacement if he does move on could end up being a fateful decision.
It may be that Edwards’ influence is only fully appreciated when he is gone, depending on how Liverpool deal with the situation.
In other news, some Liverpool fans are excited after a possible hint from Jurgen Klopp. Read more here.
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