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LFC Linked To Juventus' Sporting Director

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Although Klopp brushed aside questions about Liverpool's infamous Transfer Committee, FSG might just be looking to make a change if rumors are to be believed.

"Hey Tom! Did you hear the one about the transfer committee?"
"Hey Tom! Did you hear the one about the transfer committee?"
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If reports out of Italy are to be believed, Liverpool have contacted Juventus' sporting director Fabio Paratici in an attempt to bring him to Anfield.

Since his appointment in May 2010, Paratici has overseen a resurgence of the Italian side, including 4 consecutive league titles (2011-2015), 4 domestic cups, and a Champions League final. He has also brought in Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, and Sami Khedira, all on free transfers.

According to these reports, Liverpool's initial attempts have been rebuffed by Paratici.

Regardless, such a move seems to indicate a desire by the club to revisit the pre-Rodgers idea of installing a director of football, thus replacing the much-maligned transfer committee.

During last week's introductory press conference, Jürgen Klopp very clearly stated how much of a non-issue he thought it was, "This is a really crazy discussion because it was not a problem for even 10 seconds. We talked about it before for me it's enough."

This, however, says nothing about the management's desires to implement their preferred strategy going forward. It could also be a reason why Klopp was so unconcerned about the transfer committee to begin with.

At this juncture, it is difficult to say whether these rumors hold any water, but since both FSG and Klopp have publicly stated their desires to work with a director of football, it certainly makes such rumors more believable.