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We continue the long wait for Liverpool’s next game by bringing you the latest on a potential new sporting director and more midfield rumours.

Monaco’s sporting director holds talks with Liverpool

Liverpool’s search for a new sporting director has reached France as Paul Mitchell, currently at Monaco, is said to have been in talks with the club.

Get French Football News reports that the Englishman – formerly the recruiting chief at MK Dons, Southampton, Tottenham and RB Leipzig – has been in talks with Liverpool who are currently trying to replace the outgoing Julian Ward.

It’s not the first time he’s been linked with the Reds, although that has been the case over the last month telegraph‘s Sam Wallace claimed the club “opted out” on appointing him.

Jurgen Klopp admitted news of Ward’s retirement in December came as a “surprise”.

Mitchell is also set to step down this year despite Monaco attempts to extend his contract and a move to Merseyside could mean the next step in the 41-year-old’s career.

Today’s top stories

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday 14 March 2023: Liverpool's Luis Diaz trains alone before training at the AXA training center ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid CF.  (Image by Jessica Hornby/Propaganda)

  • Jude Bellingham remains firmly on Liverpool’s radar after Merseyside sources insisted a deal is still a possibility
  • Diogo Jota has recalled his ‘special’ debut for Atletico Madrid, partnering former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres

Latest news from Liverpool FC

  • Missy Bo Kearns is looking to emulate Steven Gerrard and score for Liverpool in Friday night’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park
  • James Pearce has clarified Jose Enrique’s previous claims about Ryan Gravenberch’s signing, stating that “nothing is nailed down at this point”.
  • Tom Hill, 20, is back in action with the Under-21s after Barry Lewtas described the midfielder’s “bad luck” with injuries
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What’s going on elsewhere?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday 7th May 2022: Tottenham Hotspurs Manager Antonio Conte during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield.  (Image by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Antoine Griezmann is reportedly considering retiring from the national team after Kylian Mbappe received the France captaincy before him (Le figaro)
  • Antonio Conte is expected to be sacked by Tottenham while Ryan Mason will step in as interim manager (Just)
  • A Wednesday deadline has been set for potential Man United owners to submit their bids to buy the club (BBC).

Video of the day and game of the night

In this brilliant clip, Jamie Webster sits down with Cody Gakpo, Nat Phillips and Diogo Jota for a chat about FIFA, music and fan chants.

Her Tuesday night football fix comes in the form of Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday, live on Sky Sports Football from 19:30.

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