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Liverpool fans gutted as mastermind who signed Van Dijk and Salah announces departure

Liverpool fans gutted as mastermind who signed Van Dijk and Salah announces departure

The sporting director of Liverpool, Michael Edwards has decided to call time on his tenure at the Merseyside. In a heartfelt open letter addressed to the fans, Edwards revealed his decision to step down from the role having spent 10 long years with the Reds.

In the decade he spent with the club since joining them in 2011, Liverpool saw rapid progress in terms of the quality of the players stepping onto the Anfield Stadium.

Reds welcomed icons like Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Gini Wijnaldum (now at PSG), Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, Alisson Becker, Andy Robertson and Fabinho, taking their squad from strength to strength.

Edwards was thus instrumental in LFC lifting the Premier League title (19/20) for the first time in 30 years and subsequently the Champions League trophy (2018/19) as well.

Having read his tear-jerking letter, emotional fans expressed their gratitude towards the inimitable contributions Edwards made towards their club, bidding him farewell.

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His efforts in revolutionizing the team over the years have certainly lifted him to the status of being a club legend in the eyes of the supporters.

The 42-year-old who is in pursuit of a new challenge looked over his time at Anfield with fond nostalgia but also opined “all good things must come to an end”.

He expressed his belief in the importance of change, which brings new perspectives and challenges with it, which is why it was time for him to move on.  He also declared his admiration of boss Jürgen Klopp and the imminent successor Julian Ward, putting his faith in this transition bringing forth further success.

Edwards has been heavily linked with a move to the Saudi-led Newcastle United, however, there’s no certainty to his next destination yet.