Michael Edwards: Liverpool sporting director to leave Liverpool at end of season

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Michael Edwards (left) is credited with some of Liverpool's greatest transfer successes in recent times

At the end of the current season, Michael Edwards, Liverpool's sporting director, will be leaving the club.

The Reds 42-year old has been with the team for 10 years and is widely regarded as a key player in their recent success in recruiting.

Edwards will be replaced by Julian Ward, assistant sporting directing.

Edwards stated, "I had always intended to limit my time at club to a maximum of 10 years."

He said, "I love working here, but it is a great place to work. But I believe in the power of change." It's good for both the individual and the employer in a work environment.

In 2016, Edwards was appointed sporting director. During his tenure, Liverpool signed a number key players including goalkeeper Alisson and defender Virgil van Dijk.

Reds claim he and his team played a "key role" in Jurgen Klopp's success on the pitch.

Liverpool won the 2019-20 league title after a 30-year wait. They also reached consecutive Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, winning a sixth European Cup.

Edwards said, "To be part this club during that period has been an honor, thanks to the people with whom I have had the privilege to work and the successes we have enjoyed," Edwards continued.

Newcastle was being linked to Edwards as a director of soccer role. But Eddie Howe, the new manager, said that Edwards is not available.

"I don't know anything about Michael Edwards's future. He is someone I greatly respect in the game, and what he does for Liverpool.