The position has been in a precarious state since the departure of Michael Edwards, the astute and talented sporting director who famously advised Liverpool to acquire Mohamed Salah. His predecessor, Julian Ward, left the team after only one season.
He was set to step down midway through last season, but after that a replacement was hard to find, eventually bringing in Jörg Schmatke on a short-term deal. However, he is scheduled to leave at the end of this season, and a replacement will have to be found once again.
Max Eberl, who was in charge of the reinforcement department at RB Leipzig until September of this year, was reported as a possible candidate. He has a long history at Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he has been involved in the reinforcement process for a long time.
According to Sky Sport Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, no negotiations with Liverpool exist at this time, and he would prefer a job at Bayern Munich.
“News Max Eberl: He‘s not in concrete talks or in negotiations with Liverpool at the moment.”
“As the 50 y/o still wants to join FC Bayern.”
“But, Liverpool boss Billy Hogan and Eberl have a good relation. Liverpool wanted to bring him in as their new Sporting Director in 2022. But he had already made a commitment to RB Leipzig at that time.”
“Eberl will soon take up a job again. It now depends on Bayern and Uli Hoeneß.”
🔴 News Max #Eberl: He‘s not in concrete talks or in negotiations with Liverpool at the moment.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) October 18, 2023
➡️ As the 50 y/o still wants to join FC Bayern!
But: #LFC boss Billy Hogan and Eberl have a good relation. Liverpool wanted to bring him in as their new Sporting Director in 2022.… pic.twitter.com/AVEBE4JNsi