Michael Edwards’ first big task upon his return to Liverpool is to make Xabi Alonso’s appointment a reality

Michael Edwards' first big task upon his return to Liverpool is to make Xabi Alonso's appointment a reality Transfers

Jurgen Klopp, who has led Liverpool since October 2015, will leave Anfield at the end of the season. The successor to the German, who has won numerous titles, will have a huge responsibility, but he has his sights set on a manager who can withstand the weight of the job and maintain a winning streak in the Premier League.

The list includes names such as Xabi Alonso, Ruben Amorim, and Julian Nagelsmann. Of these, the Spanish coach is said to be the top priority target, and many are hoping that the manager, who played for Liverpool during his career, will take the job.

Dean Jones, an English journalist, said that Michael Edwards’ first job upon his return to Liverpool will be to call up Xabi Alonso, but also mentioned the possibility of changing targets to other candidates.

“We will have to see what the actual reach is of Edwards’ new role but this will extend further than just making appointments.”

“He has been looking for a role that could test him to the limit and that will mean working for Liverpool on a global level rather than just specifically in and around the club day-to-day, that’s the impression I get.”

“The big job facing Liverpool is to get a new manager sorted and that becomes the priority now. Yes it is important to have news on Edwards and Hughes but the guy that truly defines a football team and the success is the manager.”

“I’m told Edwards is on board with the idea of appointing Alonso and that will be the initial objective. But he’s not the only name that has been talked about and so the likes of Amorim and Nagelsmann are still in the picture here I think.”