Date: 4th May 2024 at 7:53am
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Liverpool will hope to keep alive their slim Premier League title hopes when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. 

Defeats against Crystal Palace and Everton – as well as a draw against West Ham United – have seen the Reds’ title challenge unravel over the past few weeks, but manager Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to remain in the hunt as he enters his final month in charge of the club.

The German will depart Anfield this summer after nine years in charge, a period during which he has won eight trophies including the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

It appears that current Feyenoord boss Arne Slot is the man that will succeed Klopp in the hot seat at Anfield, beating the likes of Roberto De Zerbi and Ruben Amorim in the race to succeed the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

Now, it has emerged that Liverpool decided against moving for Amorim after interviewing the Portuguese.

Amorim is regarded as one of the best young managers in world football

As per Football Insider, the Merseyside outfit opted not to offer the Sporting CP boss the job as they believed the 39-year-old was too reluctant to move away from his favoured 3-4-3 formation.

It is claimed that those in charge of Liverpool felt that their current crop of players wouldn’t have suited Amorim’s preferred setup, and therefore decided to look elsewhere.

Amorim had been touted as the most likely successor to Klopp after impressing in Lisbon, but it appears that he will now stay put.

The Portuguese took charge of Sporting in March 2020, after a successful 13-game spell in charge of Braga.

He guided Sporting to the league and cup double during the 2020/21 campaign, before winning both the League Cup and Portuguese Super Cup the following season.

The report claims that Liverpool were prepared to offer Amorim a significant pay rise to take charge at Anfield, before ultimately deciding against the idea.

Instead, they are said to have agreed to pay Dutch side Feyenoord a fee of around £10 million to lure Slot to Merseyside.

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