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Ruben Amorim gives cryptic response to Liverpool curiosity

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Ruben Amorim supplied a cryptic response when requested about Liverpool’s growing curiosity in his providers.

The Sporting CP boss has been on Liverpool’s radar since Jurgen Klopp introduced his departure earlier this yr however studies of their curiosity in signing Amorim grew on Friday following Xabi Alonso’s public determination to proceed at Bayer Leverkusen.

With Amorim now seen as a number one contender to switch Klopp, his press convention after Friday’s 2-1 victory over Estrela noticed the 39-year-old requested for his ideas on a swap to Anfield.

“I am targeted on Sporting,” he pressured. “I am very proud to be Sporting’s coach.

“We’re all targeted on successful titles, however ultimately, we’ll quickly see what occurs [with Liverpool’s interest]. I’ve a contract with Sporting, I am very glad right here. The main focus is now on beating Benfica within the cup.”

Ruben Amorim

Amorim is seen as a key goal / Carlos Rodrigues/GettyImages

Liverpool are quite a lot of various targets and have explored strikes for the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion’s Roberto De Zerbi and Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann.

Discovering a brand new supervisor is clearly an enormous job however Liverpool know that there subsequent rent will even have a direct affect on the way forward for right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who’s approaching the ultimate 12 months of his contract at Anfield.

Whereas Alexander-Arnold stays glad at Liverpool, 90min understands he doesn’t wish to decide to an extension with out figuring out the identification of the following supervisor, given it may affect his position within the workforce.

Liverpool are relaxed in regards to the scenario and assured they’ll get a deal over the road finally, however no formal talks will happen with Alexander-Arnold, who’s being monitored by Actual Madrid, till the brand new boss is discovered.

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