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Reports: Sale of Mohamed Salah Among 5 Tasks for New Sporting Director at Liverpool


 Reports: Sale of Mohamed Salah Among 5 Tasks for New Sporting Director at Liverpool

Reports revealed the tasks that the new sporting director of Liverpool, Richard Hughes, aims to accomplish in the coming period and during the next summer transfer window. Liverpool announced yesterday, Wednesday, the appointment of Hughes as the new sporting director of the English club to work alongside CEO Michael Edwards.

One of Hughes' most important tasks will be to sign a new coach, with Xabi Alonso at the top of the list, despite his strong admiration for Brighton coach Roberto Di Zerbi.

However, according to "Football 365," Liverpool's failure to secure Xabi Alonso for coaching the team would be considered a setback. However, the situation is ambiguous because it is unknown whether the Spanish coach intends to leave Bayer Leverkusen or not.

With interest from Bayern Munich, this complicates Hughes' task of finalizing a deal with Alonso before the end of the current season to start preparing with Liverpool for the next season.

The second task will be to sell Mohamed Salah if a good offer comes from the Saudi league by the end of the current season, similar to what happened with Al Ittihad last summer.

According to the report, Hughes wants to make a strong signing in the first transfer window with Liverpool and for the new coach, while not wanting the club to fall under the scrutiny of Financial Fair Play regulations.

The solution would be to sell Mohamed Salah and benefit financially because his contract expires on June 30, 2025, and if he doesn't leave in the next summer, he will be available for free after the end of the following season.

The third task is that Hughes has a headache in renewing contracts for some players that are approaching their end, such as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk.

Considering offering new contracts to other players like Jarrod Bowen, Ibrahima Konaté, and Kaide Gordon.

The fourth task, a potentially significant signing, is Bayern Munich's playmaker, Jamal Musiala, whose contract expires in June 2026.

However, Hughes prioritizes the player for the future because Musiala is one of the outstanding talents in football with his young age, and his exceptional performance would be crucial at Liverpool.

The fifth and final task is to sign a new center-back, especially with rumors of Joel Matip's departure and reliance on Joe Gomez on the right-back position.

There are several names being considered, especially from Bayer Leverkusen such as Sven Bender, Edmond Tapsoba, and Jonathan Tah, alongside Antonio Silva from Benfica and Ousmane Dembélé from Sporting Lisbon.