“I’m really happy” – Jurgen Klopp reveals talks with Michael Edwards

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he has spoken to Michael Edwards ahead of his return to Anfield this summer, admitting he is “really happy” with the news.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Edwards will return to Merseyside for a second spell with the Reds, have departed from his role as sporting director in 2022.

During that time, the 44-year-old masterminded some sensational pieces of transfer business alongside Klopp, seeing the potential in players such as Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who went on to become world-class footballers.

Edwards’ new role has been confirmed as Liverpool’s CEO of Football and he will start in June, playing a key role in choosing Klopp’s replacement, among other key duties.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday [via This Is Anfield], the Reds boss discussed a conversation he has had with Edwards, speaking of his pleasure at the appointment:

“We had a conversation, Michael and I always had a really good relationship, was always very good on a professional basis. A lot of good things happened when we were here together, and Michael decided to do something else. Now he’s back, I’m really happy.

“I’ve said it a few times, I want to see the club in the best possible place after I left, everything we can do as long as I’m here I will do.

“After that, other people have to do it and I think it’s a top solution, honestly. Our conversation was great, we spoke about a lot things, players, the situation of the club as I was in and he wasn’t.

“What has changed, what might have to change. A really good talk. I think it’s top news for the club.”

Our thoughts on Edwards making Liverpool return…

Edwards returning to Liverpool is a huge piece of news for the club, considering what an influential figure he was first time around, and being given even more responsibilies by FSG should only bode well.

It certainly helps cushion the blow of Klopp leaving, with so many Reds supporters still trying to accept the fact that their legendary manager is moving on at the end of the season.

It will be intriguing to see how Edwards fares without the German around, however, as he looks to enjoy a great working relationship with the new manager, as well as expected incoming sporting director Richard Hughes from Bournemouth.

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