Liverpool sporting director Jorg Schmadtke to leave at the season end


Liverpool will bid farewell to their sporting director Jorg Schmadtke at the end of the season. That is despite his recent arrival at Anfield during the summer.

Jorg Schmadtke signed a short-term contract with the Premier League giants after Julian Ward’s decision to step down. He is to continue working with the Reds throughout January before departing ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports from Sky Germany.

Schmadtke played a key role in orchestrating Liverpool midfield overhaul for the 2023/24 campaign. During this period, the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch joined Anfield. While the seasoned trio of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, and James Milner departed the Merseyside club.

Liverpool will need to find the successor of the sporting director role as soon as possible

The German sporting director, Schmadtke will now focus on concluding any final business for the ongoing campaign in January. Hence, Klopp and Liverpool may consider adding a center-back to their squad to fill the void left by the injured Joel Matip.

The Sporting Director role holds crucial significance for Liverpool. Thus, finding the right successor becomes imperative as Schmadtke prepares to leave. The position has witnessed several occupants since Michael Edwards left in the summer of 2022.

FSG, the owners, are expected to seek a long-term solution for the role, and only time will reveal who will assume this pivotal position at Anfield while they head into the 2024/25 campaign.

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