Richard Hughes has three priorities on checklist after becoming Liverpool’s new sporting director

Liverpool have their man, with Richard Hughes confirmed as the club’s new sporting director. The current Bournemouth chief will take up his new role on Merseyside on June 1.

This is Michael Edwards’ first major appointment as FSG Football CEO. With With Jürgen Klopp leaving at the end of the season, plans are now in place for a new era at Anfield.

Talk to, Hughes said: “I am fully aware of the expectations and responsibilities that come with accepting this position. This will be my job, working with Michael [Edwards] and lead the existing football operations team, as well as all AXA Training Center staff, to make good decisions.

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“That’s really what the job is about: making the kind of good decisions that improve the chances of having a winning team that excites fans. This is what Liverpool have been doing well for a very long time and the benefits are there for everyone to see.

Hughes will already have his potential first tasks closely monitored once he starts work this summer, and as well as appointing a new manager he will also need to tick off two other priorities to get off to the perfect start. This includes crucial contract situations and interest in Liverpool’s best striker. Here are the three things Liverpool’s new sporting director must deal with first.

Deciding on the next manager

First and foremost, Liverpool must find their next manager. The majority of fans want it to be Xabi Alonso. Of course, arguments can be made in favor of Rúben Amorim, but only one makes sense to me.

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