Ruben Amorim to Liverpool confirmed? His first words about Liverpool's interest

The Portuguese coach was asked about Liverpool's interest in him.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Liverpool are interested in bringing Ruben Amorim as their new coach at Anfield next season.
Liverpool are interested in bringing Ruben Amorim as their new coach at Anfield next season.
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Liverpool is ready to move forward from Xabi Alonso as the Spanish manager has stated that he will stay with Bayer Leverkusen next season. Liverpool was desperate to find a great replacement in Alonso to fill the space Jurgen Klopp would leave. The German manager will stay put to his decision to leave the club at the end of the season, and now Liverpool needs to find another candidate to replace him quickly. Many reports suggest that their plan B in Ruben Amorim from Sporting Lisbon has now become their main target this summer. The Portuguese manager has been linked to move to the Premier League in the past but now it seems as close as ever that he will soon go to England and coach the Reds next season.

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The Athletic reports that Liverpool is seriously considering Ruben Amorim. He is highly regarded, having ended Sporting’s 19-year wait for the title & fits FSG’s profile of what they value in managers. His attacking football is seen as being a similar style to that under Klopp. Fabrizio Romano also reports that Ruben Amorim remains the main name on Liverpool's list as new head coach; not the only one but the concrete option being considered. Liverpool has been informed about the clause in his contract with Sporting, as was already reported weeks ago.

After reports like these, many suggest that the manager is aware of Liverpool's interest, and Amorim has now been asked about the latest news regarding him potentially joining Liverpool. Sporting CP defeated Estrela da Amadora 2-1 last night in the Liga Portugal and are first with 68 points. After the game, he was asked about Liverpool's interest.

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Ruben Amorim's first words in regards to Liverpool's interest

When asked about Liverpool's interest in him, Amorim said, "Right now, I'm focused on Sporting. I'm very proud to be Sporting's manager. We're focused on winning titles…I have a contract, and I'm very happy here. That's the most important thing, more than the contracts, that I’m very happy here."

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