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Liverpool send scouts to watch both manager and player as unusual double-deal lined up

Liverpool send scouts to watch both manager and player as unusual double-deal lined up

Liverpool are heading for a busy summer with Jurgen Klopp set to depart the club.

Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to watch both a manager and a player with a potential double deal lined up.

The Reds will be losing manager Jurgen Klopp at the end of the 23/24 season after the German announced his decision to depart in January.

Since then, Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Xabi Alonso, Roberto De Zerbi, Julian Nagelsmann and Ange Postecoglou.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, whose manager Ruben Amorim has also been linked with the soon-to-be-vacant Anfield job.

The report stated that Liverpool scouts have been sent to a number of Sporting’s matches, including their win over Benfica last Thursday in the cup.


Apart from Amorim, it has been claimed that the scouts would have also kept a keen eye on Sporting defender Ousmane Diomande, who could be a potential signing in the future.

The Ivorian only joined the Portuguese club from Midtjylland in January 2023 and has impressed ever since.

It is believed that Sporting value Diomande at around £70 million.


Speaking shortly after Klopp’s departure was announced, Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan spoke about the process of appointing their new manager.

He said: “I think from our perspective, I don't want to set an expectation because it's a process we will go through.

“The way we operate as a football club is to look at all the information, the data and with due diligence and then make our decision. I can't put a time on it - it will happen behind the scenes. It's not to be a distraction... it's about the campaign continuing and the team continuing to perform.”

Hogan added: “When we have something to say, we will have something to say at that point. [It will be] the same process that brought us Jurgen and that’s something we will do in private, with the people here and ownership. When we get to the place when we have further news then we will share - but it won’t be a running commentary.”

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Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Sporting Lisbon, Football