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Julian Ward will leave his role as Liverpool sporting director come the end of the season as the club consider an overhaul of their transfer operations.
Ward was promoted into the role just last summer, succeeding Michael Edwards after spending 18 months as his assistant. It is understood Liverpool are surprised and disappointed at Ward signalling his intention to quit, but they accept they have been informed with ample time to get contingencies in place.
Ward’s decision to quit is the latest of several significant chances behind the scenes at the club. Fenway Sports Group confirmed earlier this month they are exploring a possible sale of the club , with Mike Gordon taking a step back from the day-to-day running of the club and Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan assuming increased responsibilities.
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