Liverpool put off Ruben Amorim chase for two major reasons, says Melissa Reddy

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Liverpool have officially agreed terms with Arne Slot to take over the reins from Jurgen Klopp this summer.

The Reds had been thought to also be keen on Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim. Though, there were a couple of elements, as Melissa Reddy pointed out, that pushed them in a different direction.

Playing philosophy and long-term vision were the big sticking points in that regard.

“He had ticked quite a few of the criteria to get onto the shortlist but the big sticking point was that his playing philosophy was so different,” the journalist told Sky Sports.

“He likes to use three at the back – that doesn’t really stack up with Liverpool’s squad and their comforts in doing that. Also his long-term vision didn’t align with the Liverpool way. And, remember, Liverpool play the same way through all the age groups up, so you don’t want to disrupt that.”

The 45-year-old is set to join a Merseyside outfit that has already secured Champions League qualification for the 2024/25 season.

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Continuity will be key for Liverpool

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The major concern for Liverpool going into the next campaign would be how they ensure continuity ahead of losing such a talismanic figure.

Keeping up with a similar playing philosophy should help, with players not forced to adapt to a new way of thinking.

It’s a major plus too, as Reddy points out, for our up-and-coming stars who have been taught to think about the game in a certain way.

Hopefully, then, our decision-makers will be proved right in opting to not land Ruben Amorim this summer.

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  1. For professional players the issue of butphilosophy is immaterial because a Nattional coach play different players from different clubs playing different philosophies of their respective clubs

  2. I doubt if philosophy issues. The objective here is to produce positive result in every game hope of having 🏆🏆. Ruben has those qualities.
    If it’s coz of the academic good products , are our lads most times lifting 🏆🏆 in their level?
    Ruben is the best!

  3. Utter nonsense.Both Alonso and Amorim,two of the best up and coming coaches play 3 at the back.That’s where football is going.Slot’s philosophy seems old fashion in comparison.

    1. Guys let’s give the new guy a chance, hasn’t even started and we already chopping him down. That’s not the Liverpool culture

  4. As long as we get a coach that plays the best team available and not have them warming the bench. We started losing as soon as this started. Mo Salah was injured and have not had a full game and enough time to get fit. A change is as good as a holiday. Klopp looks tired!

  5. All the talking are wishful thinking. Slot has not even started he’s been negatively addressed. He won the cup in his his league isn’t that credit enough. We had so called top coaches here who never delivered. Give him all the encouragement needed and he will deliver for sure.

  6. FSG required a yes man. Someone who doesn’t want full control of football matters and someone who won’t moan about a shoddy net spend.

  7. Our sorry situation will remain unchanged if we’re going to stick to one playing style.All teams have found out how to stop us,making our style ineffective. There’s no need for one playing philosophy. What we need is a coach who can set up the team according to the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition at hand à la Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid.That’s how you win trophies.

  8. Apart from Jose Morinho who had won the champions League with Porto and Arteta Who’s been a player and coach in the EPL and Arsenal, every other young coach that has come to top clubs in EPL at early have all failed. Think of Gerard, Lampard, AVB at Tottenham and Chelsea. You can add to the long list. I think both of the coaches are aware of this and don’t want their records shattered, hence they rather don’t want to come yet.

  9. Liverpool need a top coach. Tactics normally come from the types of players the team has put together. No coach is completely rigid when it comes to tactics and strategies. Each game demands tactics that yield results. Let’s rally behind our new coach and as a wholesale team results shall surely come. YWNA.

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