Former Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward is reportedly back working at the club.
Ward took over from Michael Edwards in the role in the summer of 2022 but in a shock move news broke that Ward would be leaving the role after less than a season to spend more time with his family.
According to Dave Davis who spoke on the Anfield Index podcast, Ward was back involved in recruitment at Liverpool towards the end of August during the summer transfer window.
Davis confirms reports the Jorg Schmadtke is not scheduled to be Liverpool’s technical director in the long-term.
“On that, all we’ve heard is that it has been a discussion topic for FSG — specifically John Henry, all the key players.
“When John and Tom flew over for the Chelsea game, apparently there were initial discussions — I’m not going to pretend I’ve got an insight, but the absolute smart money is two things. Number one, Jorg Schmadtke is not here in the long term…
“The second big thing, and this isn’t a big reveal, a few people have mentioned it. All we know and other people at AI know from fishing around and getting info — I want to be careful how I phrase this, because it could be taken in different ways.
“Julian Ward has been back involved with Liverpool during the end of the transfer window. From mid-August, he’s been involved with Liverpool.”
It may be the case that Ward’s departure from Liverpool was only a temporary one as it now seems he is back in a similar role to the one he left and could very well take over as sporting director again.