Liverpool managerial talks now set to collapse in sudden u-turn, says insider

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Ruben Amorim had looked the clear frontrunner for the Liverpool managerial job after the Reds missed out on Xabi Alonso.

Several developments later, however, the Merseysiders have re-routed and now appear to favour Feyenoord’s Arne Slot.

Portuguese football insider Pedro Sepulveda has since tweeted on X (formerly Twitter) that the Reds are not prepared to meet the 39-year-old’s wage demands. Talks, as a result, are now set to collapse, with it understood that ‘the next days will be decisive’.

The Pride of Rotterdam’s boss has since admitted he’s more than open to a switch to Liverpool this summer.

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Unfortunate but Slot is equally impressive

It’s a shame to potentially miss out on a man of Amorim’s potential due to financial demands.

That said, on paper, it’s reassuring to consider that the Portuguese head coach and Slot probably have very little between them as Liverpool managerial candidates.

Ruben Amorim looks set to stay put in Lisbon – (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Both have limited experience in less formidable leagues in comparison to the English top-flight whilst transforming the title race in their respective countries into a three-horse race.

Attractive, attacking football is on offer with both options and the pair appear to both be equally charismatic in their own way.

There’s further evidence of an ability to work within tight financial constraints, which will surely prove translatable to our circumstances in England.

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  1. Bit slow out of the blocks with this story, according to other credible sources the talks with Slot are at an advanced stage.

  2. If you want the best you pay the best get real Liverpool or you’ll end up with a manager who will not advance your club’s success. Amorim is the best available manager.

    1. Unlike Slot, Amorim chose to talk to West Ham, rather than say to LFC, “I want the job”. Showed manipulation and anyone worth their salt would not take on someone who is manipulative, no matter how good they are or appear to be. Amorim had the chance to tell LFC he wanted the job but shot himself in the foot by talking to West Ham. His loss!

  3. 1.Stevie G needs to prove himself first.
    2.Xavi Alonso is waiting on Real Madrid.
    3.Amorim tried to force our hand, shows a lack of
    respect toward the best club on the planet.
    4. Jose Murhinio , I’d rather support the Dirt
    5.Arne who?

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