Carragher says Liverpool now have ‘pivotal’ decision to make

Julian Ward’s decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season is a real “concern” for the club according to Jamie Carragher and he believes the Merseysiders now have to make a “fundamental” decision to protect the club’s future.

The 41-year-old replaced Michael Edwards as sporting director in July and after overseeing Darwin Núñez’s move to Merseyside, as well as Sadio Mane’s departure for Bayern Munich, has decided he will not continue in the role after the current campaign. .

The former Reds defender has now reacted to the shocking news and believes the Anfield side will want to field a replacement quickly.

“It feels like a shock and is a concern for Liverpool at the moment,” pundit Sky Sports told (via Rousing The Kop). “There seems to be a lot of turmoil behind the scenes in terms of ownership, Michael Edwards is gone, Julian Ward has come in to replace him and now he’s gone too.

“I don’t think it’s easy to get someone straight away and if it’s unexpected for Liverpool, they’re not ready for that at the moment.

“In terms of having a sporting director at a club, I think there is a great recruiting team, so I don’t think it’s just one man. Julian Ward will have been the boss of a team, so there are a lot of people in the background doing a great job, talking to the players, talking to the agents, talking to the coach.

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“But you do need that figurehead at the top of the organization. I think they’ll want to do it as quickly as possible. But it’s important to get the right man, not bring someone in and rush a decision that is vitally important and critical to the future of Liverpool Football Club.”

It certainly looks like the next few months will be a transition period for the club.

The current owners, FSG, recently released a statement suggesting they are willing to listen to investment offers (or a possible full sale), while Ian Graham, Liverpool’s director of research, is also ready to follow Ward and go last. of the current campaign.

The next two transfer windows are expected to be busy for the FA Cup holders and signing a new midfielder is believed to be a priority.

Promotion from within has generally been the procedure at Liverpool, but reports suggest the club is not ruling out outside candidates for the sporting director job.

Our performances on the pitch have been remarkable in recent seasons and Jurgen Klopp has brought the glory days back to Anfield, but it certainly feels like a rather uncertain period for the club.

When Ward leaves, the German tactician is expected to have more influence on the transfer front and it will be interesting to see how active we are over the next few transfer windows.

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