‘He’s not dumb’: Klopp insists Edwards did not try to make him stay at Liverpool

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Jürgen Klopp has described Michael Edwards as the “top solution” for Liverpool’s next chapter but insisted the new chief executive of football made no attempt to convince him to stay as manager.

Klopp and Edwards have spoken since the latter’s return in a more prominent role under Fenway Sports Group, which has tasked the 44-year-old with shaping Liverpool’s future and leading its acquisition of a second club. The pair’s close relationship cooled towards the end of Edwards’s time as Liverpool sporting director in 2022 but Klopp believes the appointment is perfect for the club he is leaving behind.

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