A replacement for the sporting director has not yet been named by the club.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has not ruled out the possibility of adding a defender in the summer transfer window.
The Reds manager is still looking just elsewhere despite all the attention being placed on improving an underwhelming midfield that will lose James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita next month.
The goalkeeper position is the only one that is currently being looked at, he said.
“If there is a good one out there, I wouldn’t argue against it. ”.
Liverpool will have laid a lot of groundwork under departing sporting director Julian Ward, but the club has not yet named a replacement, even though former Wolfsburg president Jorg Schmadtke has emerged as the front-runner.
“I cannot discuss that, but if it occurs, it would not be a ‘Jurgen Klopp signing’ because we are both German or because we are acquainted.
The manager continued, “That would not be relevant at all.
Because we are both German or know one another, it wouldn’t be a “Jurgen Klopp signing.”.
On potential new sporting director Jorg Schmadtke.
He is a smart and decent man, I know that. Very successful, very good at what he did in Germany.
We could discuss Michael Zorc, who served as Klopp’s sporting director at Borussia Dortmund. Zorc is in a similar situation and age group; he has been retired for a little longer, but I am much more familiar with him.
You won’t believe it, but Germany has some excellent sporting directors. ”.