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Michael Edwards to return to Anfield to spearhead Liverpool’s future

Liverpool are bringing Michael Edwards back to the club to oversee football operations. This move is part of Liverpool’s plan to prepare for life after manager Jürgen Klopp leaves at the end of the current season.

Michael Edwards joined Liverpool for the first time in 2011 as chief analyst and climbed up the ladder to become sporting director by 2016. During his tenure, he was responsible for key signings like Mohamed Salah, Allison, and Virgil Van Dijk, who were integral parts in Liverpool’s recent success. Edwards left Liverpool in June 2022 after spending 11 years at Anfield.

In late February Fabrizio Romano reported that Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), tried to convince Michael Edwards to return and lay the foundations of a new structure, including finding Klopp’s successor. Initially, Edwards didn’t show interest in going back. However, recent updates confirm that he has agreed to arrive and take on a significant role in the new Liverpool project. Alongside him, Richard Hughes will join the club, indicating a fresh direction for the team’s management and strategy.

This development shows Liverpool’s commitment to continue their success and transition smoothly into the future. With Edwards at the helm once again, the club is positioning itself to repeat the achievements from the not so distant past when Liverpool won the Champions League and Premier League titles in 2019 and 2020 respectively.