Liverpool reach second agreement on personal terms: One major issue though
However, he would be willing to join the Reds if a move to Bayern doesn't happen. With Jorg Schmadtke only hired for this season and his terms expiring at the end of the campaign, Liverpool are in the market for a new sporting director.
This is not the first time that reports have suggested Eberl would prefer a move to Munich. Liverpool should not be second choice and so if the former RB Leipzig director of football isn't enchanted by a move to Merseyside, they should look elsewhere.
Of course, backroom appointments are not like transfers. Unlike footballers, there aren't hundreds of potential options to choose from so Liverpool will be frustrated that Eberl doesn't see them as first choice.
Liverpool's sporting director dilemma
The Reds have had three different sporting directors in the last and signing a new one at the end of the season would bring this to four. Hardly ideal for any club much less one with ambitions of taking 'Liverpool 2.0' to the very top.
Michael Edwards left at the end of the 2021/22 season before being replaced by Julian Ward, who only lasted one season before he too was replaced with Schmadtke assuming his role and responsibilities.
Despite coming on short notice with the huge burden of replacing midfielders like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, who won so many trophies with the Reds.
The German did a fantastic job. He completed negotiations to sign Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch. All of whom seem like fantastic signings in their own right.
The small matter of completing the midfield rebuild remains with the January transfer window crucial for the future of Jurgen Klopp's midfield.
Andre looks destined to join Liverpool in January
Liverpool's plans to sign Fluminense's 22-year-old midfielder Andre could be complicated by Arsenal should the Gunners continue to seriously pursue their interest.
If true, Liverpool's reported verbal agreement on personal terms with Andre is a huge step towards completing his transfer to Anfield in January which would, in turn, bring the midfield transfer rebuild to completion.
Signing a no.6 after losing Fabinho is crucial to the long-term success of this exciting Liverpool team. One Brazilian for another seems appropriate given the success Fabinho enjoyed with the Reds.
Incidentally, Fabinho also started his career with Fluminense before going on to play for Rio Ave, Real Madrid, AS Monaco, Liverpool and now Saudi Pro League outfit Al-Ittihad.
If Andre does join Liverpool, he will have big shoes to fill after Fabinho completed a clean sweep of the trophies available in England.
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