Report: Liverpool set to name Edwards as sporting director

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According to The Liverpool Echo, we now know the man who will sort out transfers and contracts at Liverpool once Ian Ayre leaves Anfield at the end of the season.

Michael Edwards is his name, and the 37-year-old comes with the Jurgen Klopp seal of approval. Klopp will still have the final say on transfers, but Edwards will sort them out.

Edwards has been at Liverpool since 2011, and is the current technical director for the club.

From The Echo:

Fenway Sports Group have long since favoured the continental model of having a sporting director or a director of football working with a manager.

Damien Comolli filled that role from November 2010 until the Frenchman was sacked in April 2012. The American owners had intended to replace Comolli in the summer of 2012 but they were talked out of it by new boss Brendan Rodgers, who wanted sole control.

As a result the transfer committee was born which included FSG president Mike Gordon, Ayre, Rodgers, director of scouting Dave Fallows, chief scout Barry Hunter and Edwards.

What do you make of this, Liverpool fans? Does it matter as long as Klopp has final say? Was it one of Rodgers’ better moves to help eliminate the position?