Liverpool are set to add a new sporting director to their backroom ranks, according to a post on Twitter from journalist Fabrizio Romano.
In Romano’s tweet, he featured an excerpt of an interview with Jurgen Klopp, in which he says: “I’m in the talks. From what I hear, it’s going in the right direction. It makes sense [to have a director]. I’m happy with the structure, and the guy or lady we get will be absolutely right.”
The move will likely be met with positivity from Liverpool fans – their transfer policy over the last couple of years has been somewhat maligned. They have brought in good players, such as Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez, but have also failed to strengthen their squad in key areas.
Crucially, Liverpool have not bought a world-class box-to-box midfielder since the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum. Failure to do so has often left the Reds overmatched in the middle of the park – given their high emphasis on pressing, this is a massive issue.
Sporting directors do much more than simply overseeing transfers, though – they also deal with the appointments of coaching staff members. Currently, it is unclear how much power Liverpool’s new sporting director will have, but it is a positive – if overdue – step in revamping the Reds’ transfer policies.