Liverpool have “verbal agreement” in place to make Ruben Amorim their new manager

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Liverpool have a “verbal agreement” in place with Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim ahead of him becoming Jurgen Klopp’s replacement, according to journalist Florian Plettenberg.

The Reds are having to prepare for life without Klopp once this season comes to an end, with the German confirming that would depart as manager back in January.

It cannot be overstated how big a void the German is going to leave when he moves on, and owners FSG now have the unenviable task of nailing his successor.

For a while, it looked as though Xabi Alonso was the clear front-runner to come in, as he masterminds what looks likely to be a famous Bundesliga title triumph with Bayer Leverkusen this season.

The 42-year-old has decided to remain in Germany for at least another year, however, meaning Liverpool have had to look elsewhere for their next boss.

Since then, Amorim has become the new favourite to head to Anfield this summer, and taking to X on Tuesday morning, Plettenberg claimed that the Portuguese has a “verbal agreement” in place with the Reds:

“News Ruben Amorim. Been told there’s a verbal agreement in principle with Liverpool now! Amorim wants to join LFC next season and Liverpool was pushing for him in the last weeks. He can sign a contract until 2027 – confirmed!

“Final negotiations wit @SportingCP are still pending. It‘s not a done deal yet. More steps needed. Deal can still fall through. The 39 y/o was also on the list of FC Bayern but it was never advanced. Chelsea have inquired about him.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s agreement with Amorim…

This is a hugely exciting development at Anfield, with Amorim undoubtedly one of Europe’s most talented young managers currently, working wonders at Sporting.

The 39-year-old has guided his team to within touching touching distance of Primeira Liga title glory, which would be his second league crown in charge of them, adding to three Portuguese League Cup wins, one of which came at Braga.

Amorim’s attacking brand of football will appeal to Liverpool supporters, who have been treated to such brilliance under Klopp, and with Alonso out of the picture, he feels like the perfect man to take this talented squad forward.

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