Ian Ayre will leave the club this summer.
Our CEO came to Anfield in 2007 and slowly worked his way up. He was made managing director in 2011 and CEO in 2013. But once this season is over he will move to new pastures on the continent with German second-tier side 1860 Munich.
With the end of his time at Liverpool now in sight, he has been taking a look back at some of the most memorable moments of his time in charge.
He has regaled two stories from his transfer dealings – both of which offer an insight into how these kind of deals move.
The two players in question are Philippe Coutinho and Yevhen Konoplyanka.
“My favourite signings have included Philippe Coutinho. I remember sitting in the corridors of Inter Milan for the CEO for what felt like five days, trying to convince him to sell Coutinho to us, and then jetting him back to Liverpool in time to sign before transfer deadline day,” he said. (Echo)
“Of course, there are some signings that unfortunately don’t come off but the experiences you never forget – sitting in the Ukraine on the day war broke out, trying to sign Ukrainian Yevhen Konoplyanka which sadly never got done because of the selling club.”
Is the Brazilian magician the best signing of the Ian Ayre era? We haven’t been blessed with an abundance of quality deals in recent years, even if Klopp is finally making some of them “come good”.
Let us know.