‘There Will Be Headlines’: Liverpool Warned Not to Appoint Manager on Their Shortlist, He’s ‘Not Ready for a Massive Club’

Liverpool are on the hunt for a new manager to succeed Jurgen Klopp as he departs Anfield at the close of the season. The esteemed Reds’ leader has made the decision to step down from the Anfield helm once the current season concludes.

Liverpool have explored several managerial options, especially with Xabi Alonso deciding to stay at Bayer Leverkusen. Consequently, they are now considering alternatives.

Among the potential candidates are Ruben Amorim from Sporting Lisbon and Roberto De Zerbi from Brighton & Hove Albion, both reportedly catching Liverpool’s attention.

In March, The Guardian revealed that Amorim, De Zerbi, and Germany’s coach Julian Nagelsmann are all being considered for the Liverpool job.

Among them, De Zerbi is likely the most recognisable to Premier League fans, given his successful tenure with a south coast club.

Nevertheless, the 44-year-old has faced challenges lately, as the Seagulls’ performance has declined in recent weeks.

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According to Paul Merson’s perspective shared on Sportskeeda, he opines that De Zerbi isn’t quite prepared for a major club role, preferring Amorim for the position instead. Roberto de Zerbi, I think teams have caught on with the way Brighton play,” wrote the pundit.

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“I’d have been surprised if he got the Liverpool job, they need someone who is winning football matches week in and week out at the top level.

“If Liverpool drop points, there will be headlines in the newspapers.

“He’s still a good manager but I don’t think he’s ready for a massive club yet.”


Amorim seems to be a more fitting choice for Liverpool than De Zerbi at present. The Portuguese coach consistently contends in title races and leads successful cup campaigns with Sporting.

Conversely, De Zerbi has elevated Brighton beyond expectations, yet lacks experience in competing for major trophies.

Although De Zerbi boasts accolades such as the Ukrainian Super Cup and the Serie C Italian Cup, Amorim’s resume surpasses his with one Portuguese title, three Portuguese League Cups, and one Portuguese Super Cup.

While De Zerbi is undoubtedly a skilled coach, his talents might be better suited for a club not expected to vie for league and European honours annually, but where aspirations for silverware exist.

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Potential destinations like West Ham, Tottenham, or Newcastle could provide a suitable environment for De Zerbi to excel, paving the way for discussions regarding Liverpool’s suitability thereafter.

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