Football News: Liverpool FC Planning To Appoint External Director Of Football. Football Insider sources have revealed that Liverpool is planning to hire an external candidate for the position of sporting director. The candidate must have previous experience in the role. This comes as the club is searching for a successor to Julian Ward, who will be stepping down from the position after only a year.

Ward was promoted from assistant sporting director to the top position after the departure of Michael Edwards last summer. With the need to recruit for the position again, it has been suggested that Liverpool may take a similar approach. 

Who Can Be The Next Director For Liverpool?

Dave Fallows, the head of recruitment, has been linked with a promotion. However, Liverpool has decided to go for an external appointment instead. It has been indicated that current members of Liverpool’s recruitment staff, including chief scout Barry Hunter and head of recruitment Dave Fallows, are ruled out as potential candidates for the vacant sporting director role.

This decision is expected to generate speculation about potential candidates who are currently employed by some of Europe’s top clubs.

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Julian Ward will remain in his role until his departure this summer and is anticipated to be fully involved in the club’s planning for the upcoming transfer window. In December, when asked about Ward’s decision to leave, Klopp stated that it was unexpected but they will continue to work normally together until his departure.

Other Liverpool Updates

Liverpool leading race to sign £130m-rated Jude Bellingham

Football Insider sources confirm that Liverpool continues to lead the race to sign 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Jude Bellingham, despite interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Manchester City. Bellingham has reportedly put off signing a contract extension as he anticipates a high-profile transfer.

Dortmund is said to be demanding a fee exceeding £130 million, which Liverpool is reportedly prepared to pay. However, Liverpool acknowledges that securing a spot in the Champions League may play a significant role in convincing Bellingham to choose Anfield as his next destination.

About Jude Bellingham This Season

Across all competitions this season, Bellingham has played 34 games for Dortmund, scoring ten goals and providing six assists, as reported by Football Insider sources.

Additionally, the 19-year-old midfielder made history in October by becoming the youngest captain in Bundesliga history. He wore the armband during Dortmund’s visit to Cologne, showcasing his leadership qualities and potential as a future star in the sport.