After former SD Julian Ward “unexpectedly” retired after one year, Liverpool selected German Jorg Schmatke as a sporting dictator to replace him. It is unclear if this is the reason, but this summer’s reinforcements were acquired from the Bundesliga, except for Alexis Mac Allister.
However, the SD, who is on a short-term contract, is expected to leave at the end of the season, and the appointment of his successor has already begun.
According to Germany’s BILD, Liverpool has begun to look at and approach Max Eberl, who was managing director sports at RB Leipzig until September 2023.
The former Bayern Munich and Bochum player, who has played for the likes of Bayern Munich and Bochum during his playing days, was sporting director at Borussia Monchengladbach from 2008 to 2022, before moving his workplace to RB Leipzig in December 2022.
The 50-year-old German, who has a wealth of experience in the transfer market, especially in the Bundesliga, was dismissed by RB Leipzig in September of this year for lack of commitment to his duties, and has been a free agent ever since.
The character of the reason for his dismissal is questionable, if only because of the reason. Whether it was simply a matter of disagreement with Leipzig’s upper management or whether it was a problem with him, no details have been disclosed, and only those involved know what happened.
The position of sporting director has been floundering since the departure of Michael Edwards, who, along with Jurgen Klopp, created an era in terms of reinforcement. Will Liverpool be able to bring in someone who can be in charge for a certain period of time?