Ruben Amorim to Liverpool guaranteed with a list of signings

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Liverpool have been told they have reason to be very excited if they land Ruben Amorim as their next manager. While reports are growing that a €100m striker will become the first signing of his Anfield era.

Liverpool play what could be their last European match on charismatic manager Jurgen Klopp in Bergamo on Thursday evening. They need another European miracle fightback to preserve their interest in the Europa League. Having lost 3-0 to Atalanta at Anfield in the first leg, Liverpool need a strong start in Italy to have any chance of reaching the semi-finals at the expense of Atalanta.

An elimination at the quarter-finals stage would prove another hammer blow for England’s efforts of securing another Champions League place. Also, with Arsenal and Manchester City eliminated in the Champions League. And, together with West Ham needing a huge comeback of their own, the Premier League could be left with just one representative (Aston Villa) in the final four of any European competition this season.

And, that badly damages England’s points in UEFA’s coefficents table. However, Liverpool won’t  care about that for now as they only look to enjoy one last European hurrah with Klopp.

Behind the scenes, work’s going on at a furious pace at securing the best possible successor to Klopp at the season’s end. That hunt is being led by CEO of football, Michael Edwards.

Liverpool given guarantee over Ruben Amorim playing style

Liverpool has suffered one setback already from Xabi Alonso. However, hopes are burning bright that Amorim is about to say yes to the post. Publicly, the Amorim continues to insist his loyalties remain with Sporting. Also, that he does not have an agreement in place to move to Anfield.

However, TEAMtalk can reveal that Amorim has indeed been offered a three-year deal by Edwards to succeed Klopp. This is an offer that the Sporting CP coach is eager to accept.

Hence, reports are growing that Amorim is closing in on a move to Liverpool. A report on Wednesday claimed talks had reached the next stage and that Amorim has handed Edwards a five-player wishlist of attacking stars he’d like to sign. Claims of Amorim’s prospective move to Anfield have started to get supporters excited. Given his incredible 70.97% win percentage record together with the exciting brand of football he plays.

“I think the way he plays tactically he’d be good. In terms of could he be good for Liverpool? Definitely. He’s really intelligent,” – said Richards.

“Amorim plays attacking football. He has evolved as a manager as well because he was at Braga I think. He did OK there.

“The thing is though, can he do it in the Premier League so soon? That’s the one question mark you would have. I’ve heard Liverpool fans saying they would like him. They like his style of football, you just never know.”

The 39-year-old Portuguese desperate to make goal machine first Liverpool signing

In the meantime, talk’s growing that Amorim is desperate to bring a number of his Sporting players with him to Anfield if the opportunity arises this summer.

And while Liverpool will need to fork out around €10m (£8.5m) compensation to land Amorim. They’ll need to spend a lot more if they’re to prise a player fast emerging as his dream first signing.

As per reports, the man in question is Swedish goal machine Viktor Gyokeres. He has rattled in an astonishing 36 goals in 43 games for Sporting since signing from Coventry last summer. His form has seen the likes of Chelsea, Juventus and, Arsenal, all linked with a move for his services.

Sporting are pointing to the vast €100m (£85.5m) exit clause that exists in his deal. Although, it seems that fee will do little to dissuade the Gunners from making a move. However, it’s now strongly claimed that Amorim wants to bring the striker to Anfield with him this summer. He’s asking Edwards to fund the 25-year-old’s buyout clause as part of his own move to Liverpool.

“It doesn’t surprise me that Rúben is being linked to Liverpool, it’s normal, his work is of a high level, it’s what the clubs are looking for” – said Gyökeres’ representative Hasan Cetinkaya.

“Yes, it will be more difficult for Viktor to stay if Ruben Amorim leaves Sporting because Viktor came precisely because of Ruben.

“The day we met, I said to Rúben: ‘Here’s my boy, he came to Sporting because of you’.”

There’s high demand for Gyokeres

 “There were eight clubs very interested in Viktor last summer. They all paid Coventry more than Sporting, they all paid Viktor more, they all paid a higher commission to the agent” – added Cetinkaya.

“And I brought him to Sporting because of Ruben Amorim, because I know his work and his work with the players. I chose Ruben because he is a coach at another level.”

Sporting are set to make a vast profit on their initial €20m signing last summer. Although, Coventry are owed 10% to 15% of any future sale. This presents Coventry with a minimum further €10m if his buyout is met.

Contracted to Sporting until summer 2028, Gyokeres also chipped in with 16 assists this season. This means he has a goal contribution in every 0.8 appearances so far for Sporting. Gyokeres certainly looks ready-made to score goals in the Premier League. Although, if Liverpool were to sign him, it may well push Darwin Nunez’s nose out of joint.

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