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Jamie Carragher reflects on Liverpool managerial target’s recent links to West Ham

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By Shrishh Attavar

Jamie Carragher reflects on Liverpool’s managerial disarray

For the longest time, Bayern Leverkusen manager and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso saw himself as the favourite to take over from Jurgen Klopp as the Reds manager. However, ever since that ship sailed, Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim emerged as the frontrunner.

Recent revelations from The Athletic [subscription required] said that Amorim is also unlikely to move to Liverpool with Premier League rivals West Ham United also showing interest. In response to that article, Jamie Carragher has a very interesting insight into the managerial situation at Liverpool.

Carra, who has 737 appearances for the Reds across all competitions, knows a thing or two more about Liverpool than the next best person. In a tweet, he spoke about how Liverpool’s imminent Sporting Director, Richard Hughes, eyed a move for Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi during his time at Bournemouth.

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Now, De Zerbi has also seen himself extensively linked with the Liverpool job. He has done a great job at Brighton and was wonderful last season. Even though teams have found loopholes in the Seagulls’ style of play this season, that doesn’t take away from the fact that De Zerbi is a bloody good manager.

In 83 matches in charge of the club so far, he has 1.57 PPM. He has a decent record against Liverpool as well, winning two of his five matches against the Reds, scoring 11 goals across said games.

Carra’s insights provide a deeper understanding of the managerial considerations at Liverpool. While the club’s initial targets may not be available, the potential interest in De Zerbi offers a promising alternative. As Liverpool navigates through this pivotal period, identifying the right candidate to lead the team forward remains paramount.

Is Roberto De Zerbi the man to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool? Jamie Carragher reflects on Liverpool's managerial disarray.
Is Roberto De Zerbi the man to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool?

With the season reaching its climax and Liverpool vying for the Premier League title, the stakes are high. The club’s decision-makers, including Michael Edwards and Richard Hughes, face the challenging task of finding a successor capable of building upon Klopp’s legacy. The search for the next boss is a very delicate process and it is good that we have Edwards leading that. Let’s see how that goes.

As the managerial carousel continues to turn, Liverpool fans will be eagerly awaiting news on who will helm their beloved club next season. Whoever it is, the chosen manager will inherit a team with immense talent.

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In these uncertain times, one thing is clear: Liverpool’s quest for a new manager is a journey filled with twists and turns. With Carragher’s insights adding to the intrigue, the road ahead promises to be a fascinating one as the Reds seek to usher in a new era while bidding farewell to a club legend in Jurgen Klopp.