Date: 11th April 2024 at 3:31pm
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Liverpool continue their pursuit of the Europa League when they welcome Italian side Atalanta to Anfield on Thursday night. 

The Reds have already won the Carabao Cup this term and remain in contention to lift the Premier League trophy next month, despite being held to a 2-2 draw by rivals Manchester United last time out.

Manager Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to lift at least one more trophy this season, before departing the club this summer.

The Reds are among the favourites to win the Europa League, along with Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

While Klopp’s side continue to impress on the pitch, those in charge of the club are working hard off it to find the German’s successor.

According to Football Insider, Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle with Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim.

Amorim looks likely to succeed Klopp as Liverpool boss this summer

The report claims that, while talks are ongoing, the Portuguese is in advanced negotiations over a move to Anfield and is likely to succeed Klopp when he leaves at the end of the current campaign.

Amorim, 39, took charge of Sporting in 2020 after impressing during a 13-game spell in charge of fellow Portuguese side Braga.

He guided Sporting to a league and cup double during his first season in charge of the Lisbon side, and then lifted the Super Cup and League Cup the following year.

At present, Amorim’s side sit top of the Portuguese top flight, four points clear of Lisbon rivals Benfica and also boasting a game-in-hand.

It is also claimed that Amorim – who is said to currently earn around £50,000-per-week – will earn a ‘huge’ pay rise if he does join Liverpool.

Since Klopp announced his impending departure in January, the likes of Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Zerbi have been heavily linked with the soon-to-be-vacant role.

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