Liverpool’s next sporting director move clearer after Man Utd play their hand

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Liverpool’s next move in the market may have become slightly clearer amid Manchester United’s pursuit of Dan Ashworth.

The Red Devils are understood to have since made an official approach for the 52-year-old sporting director, as per The Athletic’s David Ornstein.

The Merseysiders are reportedly understood to hold West Ham’s Tim Steidten in high regard, though have yet to formalise an approach of their own for the former Bayer Leverkusen employee.

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One player off the board…

We’ve seen historically how two major European powers (albeit a faded one in United) pursuing fresh ownership investment at the same time can prove an obstruction for one.

Should Erik ten Hag’s men secure Ashworth’s services, however, it may, perhaps, offer some relief. It would, after all, mean a potentially clearer run at another executive target.

Steidten brought Alonso to Leverkusen – (Photo by Leon Kuegeler/Getty Images)

That is if we choose to stave off the glass half-empty viewpoint of acknowledging a new competitor in Newcastle United.

We’re quite curious to see how the board will look come May.

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