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David Woodfine set to return to Liverpool in new role

Liverpool are all set to confirm another major appointment in the coming days. 

The Reds are stepping in a new direction with Jurgen Klopp leaving the club at the end of the season. Michael Edwards has returned to the club in the role of CEO, and Richard Hughes has joined him as the club’s sporting director.

Liverpool are still putting the structure in place and are set to appoint yet another familiar name to a key position.

According to journalist Neil Jones, David Woodfine is set to return to Anfield as Hughes’s assistant sporting director. Woodfine previously worked for Liverpool as the club’s director of loan management, last year.

He has now been brought back into the new setup, and the club hopes to benefit from his vast knowledge and experience.

Jones wrote on X: “David Woodfine is to return to Liverpool as assistant sporting director to Richard Hughes. Woodfine left his role as the club’s director of loan management last year, but has been been brought back as the Reds continue to revamp their football operations dept.”

The big appointment is still missing for Liverpool

From the outside, it may seem like too many people are getting involved in the day-to-day running of the club, but the Reds have benefitted heavily from having a proper structure in place.

It puts less pressure on the manager, who can focus on the tactical and man-management side of the game while transfers and contracts are sorted out by experts.

Having a proper structure at the club also indicates that the search for the next manager will only be rigorous, but there will be a lot of planning involved in how to take the club forward.

Klopp has been a hugely influential figure at Liverpool and it won’t be easy for any new manager to emulate him. In such a scenario, it is important that the new manager enjoys time to build his own legacy, while the team remains competitive on the pitch.

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