FSG working hard to bring Michael Edwards back in a prominent role

The Liverpool owners are very keen to bring Edwards back into the fold.
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As Liverpool continues to put in fine performance after fine performance on the pitch, things behind the scenes are beginning to heat up. Not only are Fenway Sports Group on the hunt for a replacement for the departing Jurgen Klopp, they want to secure a new Sporting Director as well.

That's why their strong pursuit of Michael Edwards, who was with the club for nearly a decade working in tandem with Klopp, is not a shock.

Edwards held the Sporting director role before he was replaced by Julian Ward who only lasted one season.

As a result, FSG's succession plan was thrown into chaos as they have seemingly been scrambling ever since. The temporary hiring of Jorg Schmadtke proved to be an awkward time. Yes, names such as Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo all arrived this past summer, but it was never easy knowing he would be out of the role in a matter of months.

With Klopp now winding down his time at the club, Liverpool, who have been a shining example of stability over the past decade, need to fill two major holes in their leadership group.

However, simply resuming his role as Sporting Director will not be enough for Edwards as the 44-year seemingly would want full control over the football operations.

Given his excellent track record while at the club of turning Liverpool into a £4+ billion entity through clever commercial deals and making astute transfer moves, it's no wonder FSG want him back.

He would be expected to run the analytics department which is something Liverpool utilized heavily during his time at the club. While the Reds did not always have the biggest coffers of cash to throw at prospective players, they would implement a system rich in data to drive their dealings.

This allowed them to unearth bargain deals for Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Fabinho, Andy Robertson and more.

All of those players have been enormous return's on investment, as have numerous other Reds in the squad today or that have moved on.

Liverpool's Principal Owner John Henry and club President Mike Gordon met with Edwards on Sunday as they try to convince him of the new project.

This is all comes with the backdrop of pursuing the next manager to replace the iconic Klopp. While many think Xabi Alonso is the frontrunner, he will want the club's hierarchy to be clearly defined before he signs any dotted line.

However, according to sources, Bayern Munich are wasting little time making a move for the Spaniard. The Reds are allowing him to focus on finishing strong at Bayer Leverkusen, but the German giants are trying to make Liverpool pay for this respectful gesture.

As things stand, Michael Edwards is demanding more power and control then he has previously had, and if FSG can persuade him to return, the rest of the dominos could fall into place soon thereafter.

Liverpool are suddenly a club in transition and they believe Edwards is the right man to steer the ship into the new future. Let's hope they're right.