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Manager who plays ‘like Real Madrid’ is on top of Michael Edwards’ shortlist at Liverpool



Xabi Alonso will not become the next Liverpool manager, and the Reds are now being forced to look elsewhere.

Jurgen Klopp will be leaving Anfield at the end of this season. He made that decision months ago and officially announced it in January in what was a shock to everyone.

Liverpool have been on the lookout for a new manager since, and Xabi Alonso was the guy everyone backed to return to Liverpool. However, that is no longer a possibility.

Michael Edwards, who is back at Liverpool now, has a different name at the top of his wish list.

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Italian manager is on top of Michael Edwards’ Liverpool shortlist

Liverpool are set to undergo huge changes in the coming months.

Jurgen Klopp is the biggest part of the club, and his departure will leave a massive void that needs to be filled in the right way.

Liverpool needed someone experienced to oversee the changes, and FSG convinced Michael Edwards to return to the club a few weeks ago.

The 44-year-old, who has brought in Richard Hughes now, has been on the lookout for a new manager, and ESPN’s Mark Ogden has now suggested that Xabi Alonso was never his preferred target.

The journalist has revealed that Brighton and Hove Albion boss Roberto De Zerbi is the one who is on top of Edwards’ shortlist to replace Klopp.

Gary Neville recently hailed the Italian for making his team play ‘like Real Madrid‘.

Ogden said on ESPN FC: “Xabi Alonso is not going to go to Liverpool. Liverpool have pulled out. The word they’re getting from Leverkusen is that Alonso wants to stay for at Leverkusen for at least one more year. So, Liverpool are having to look elsewhere.

“There’s been a few little inklings this week that Alonso wasn’t totally keen on being the guy after Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

“But, prior to that, Michael Edwards has gone back now as the CEO of FSG and he has ideas different to what people may be thinking of Xabi Alonso.

“Roberto De Zerbi at Brighton is the guy at the top of his list.”


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