Liverpool are in advanced talks to appoint Jorg Schmadtke as their new Sporting Director in time for the summer transfer window.
Jurgen Klopp has been vocal in his support for the Reds introducing a new Sporting Director since Michael Edwards left the role last October to take a sabbatical after six years at Anfield.
Edwards was a popular figure during his time at Liverpool, helping Jurgen Klopp’s men bring in successful signings such as Mohammed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, and Allison Becker to Anfield.
Jorg Schmadtke on the verge of being named new Liverpool Sporting Director
Schmadtke, 59, will therefore have big shoes to fill but comes with a proven track record after overseeing a successful period at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, which included a fourth-place finish in 2020-2021, enough to see them qualify for the Champions League group stage the following season.
And according to Daily Mail’s Dominic King, former Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Schmadtke comes personally recommended by his German compatriot Klopp, who prepares for a busy summer overhaul of players with Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Alexis Mac Allister remaining two key targets.