FSG appointment, Konate on PSG, club PROMOTES 3 - Liverpool FC news recap

Here’s our Liverpool FC news recap for Saturday, 1st June. There are updates on Ibrahima Konate and the Reds’ upcoming transfer window.

FSG appoint goalkeeping head

Hans Leitert has been appointed as Fenway Sports Group’s new Head of Global Goalkeeping in another significant backroom change led by Michaed Edwards. 

Leitert, 51, has previously worked as a goalkeeping consultant with Liverpool, coming on board to work with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet - among others - back in 2018.

He spent five years with the Red Bull football operation as Head of Goalkeeping, responsible for the goalkeeping department at RB Leipzig, Red Bull Salzburg, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Brasil (now Red Bull Bragantino) and the now defunct Red Bull Ghana.


Konate addresses PSG interest

Ibrahima Konate's injury issues have made him unreliable for Liverpool.

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate admits he’s from a family full of Paris Saint-Germain fans but is NOT seeking a transfer back to his home city. 

The 25-year-old centre back was linked with a move to PSG earlier this week with the French champions seeking to reinforce their backline.

With only two years left on his current contract, Konate was mentioned as a possible candidate for the Parisians.


Liverpool promote trio

Tom Werner and Billy Hogan of Liverpool FC

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Liverpool have made three more changes to their structure as their big summer of change continues at a rapid pace.

Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan has promoted three staff members as the club continues to reshape its personnel structure, per FC Business. This includes new chief commercial, financial and legal officers.

Ben Latty is now the chief commercial officer. That will see Latty control the 'core revenue streams' at the club - merchandising, ticketing, partnerships etc.


Van den Berg wants out

Sepp van den Berg

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Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg has hit out at the club after they set an asking price this summer. The Dutchman wants out.

Sepp van den Berg has talked to De Telegraaf this week and he's plainly not happy with his situation at Liverpool. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Mainz, having been at Preston North End the season before that.

Importantly, though, Van den Berg excelled in the Bundesliga this season. He established himself as one of the most exciting young defenders in German football - and it appears he'd like to stay.


Reds want Varela

Alan Varela

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Liverpool have reportedly intensified their interest in a new defensive midfielder. It could set them back nearly £60m.

Liverpool are ready to push forward with a move for FC Porto's Alan Varela. The defensive midfielder has been consistently linked with the Reds for months now - and they appear to be set.

AS journalist Eduardo Burgos claims Liverpool have intensified their interest in Varela. They're now expected to start talks with Porto 'soon', though it's not a move that would come cheap.


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