Exclusive: “Nothing is done or decided” – Liverpool still looking beyond Amorim

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Once Jurgen Klopp leaves Liverpool at the end of the 2023/24 season, things are going to change immeasurably around Anfield.

The German has made such a difference to the club in the nine years that he’s worked there that there will absolutely be a ‘before and after’ there.

Klopp has marked an era and in years to come, people will still be talking about that night against Barcelona, the Champions League win over Tottenham, lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time and so many other great moments.

He’ll also be remembered just as fondly for his wit, humour and humanity.

Amorim isn’t the only name on Liverpool’s list

Whomever ends up taking his seat in the Liverpool dugout is almost certainly going to be under the biggest scrutiny in the first few months, so the job won’t be for everyone and certainly not a shrinking violet.

Sporting’s Ruben Amorim has made a name for himself and is the favourite to take the position, however, as Fabrizio Romano told CaughtOffside for his Daily Briefing, he’s not alone in the running.

Ruben Amorim is on Liverpool’s shortlist but nothing is happening with Roberto De Zerbi at the moment.

“On Ruben Amorim, he remains the main name on Liverpool’s list for the role – but he is not the only one,” he said.

“Nothing is done or decided yet.

“Liverpool are still discussing the situation internally but they have made contact to be aware of Amorim’s situation, as reported days ago.”

Brighton and Hove Albion’s highly-rated Roberto De Zerbi has often been mentioned in connection with the role, but Romano has completely quashed that rumour.

“Again, I keep repeating I’m not aware of any contacts between Roberto De Zerbi and Liverpool – at least not so far. It’s completely quiet on that one” he added.

That’s not to say that the Italian won’t get the job, just that at the moment any theories that he’s already held talks with the powers that be at Liverpool are wildly inaccurate.

Certainly, it’ll be a brave man that walks into the club once appointed.

He’ll be taking on a group of players that have been used to a certain way of working and, much like when Sir Alex Ferguson left Man United, if he doesn’t hit the ground running, the job could quickly turn into a poisoned chalice.

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