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Liverpool interested in bringing in Max Eberl as new sporting director

Liverpool are keen on appointing former RB Leipzig director of sport Max Eberl as their new sporting director, according to Bild Sport.

The Reds appointed former Wolfsburg sporting director Jorg Schmadtke as their sporting director in June but appear willing to change him just a few months later.

Liverpool are not the only club keen on Eberl, with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich also in talks with the 50-year-old.

The former right-back was the sporting director of Borussia Monchengladbach between 2008 and 2022 having been their academy manager for three years.

Leipzig announced Eberl’s immediate termination after nine months in charge due to a perceived lack of commitment to the club last month, but he is already attracting two of the biggest clubs on the planet in Liverpool and Bayern.

The Anfield club appointed Schmadtke after Julian Ward left the position at the end of last season having told the club he wanted to step down last November after more than a decade at the club, a few months after officially replacing Michael Edwards in the role.

After several big-name departures, Eberl secured some key Leipzig signings during the summer, including striker Lois Openda and Xavi Simons, and while Liverpool have started the new season well, it appears they want to replace Schmadtke.

The 59-year-old joined the Reds on a year-long contract, with both parties able to cut the deal short after three months.

He was drafted in with a view to focusing on the German market, with three of Liverpool’s summer signings coming from the Bundesliga.

Eberl has the eye for talents, boasts plenty of experience and has the much-needed contacts that would come in handy in the transfer market for the Reds, with Marco Reus, Juan Arango, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Granit Xhaka among his list of success stories.

He has worked under various conditions without an influx of funds at his disposal, and such a director of football could be perfect for Liverpool with FSG still in charge.

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