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Curtis Jones blow, Steven Gerrard’s vow and Liverpool’s preparation for new era


After Anfield legend Steven Gerrard returned to the Premier League as Aston Villa manager, several pundits have already said he may soon have eyes on the Liverpool job

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The winds of change are blowing through Anfield as the club prepares to embark upon a new era.

Michael Edwards will leave his role at the club as sporting director, with the 42-year-old stepping down at the end of the season.

Edwards will have spent a full decade at the club by the time he leaves, having taking on the position of sporting director in 2016, and shook off the ‘laptop guru’ tag levelled at him to help Jurgen Klopp assemble a Premier League title-winning squad.

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The news comes after Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard made his return to the Premier League as Aston Villa’s new manager, and he’s already opened up about his links to Anfield after taking the job.

And with Premier League football now back on the agenda following the international break, the Reds have been dealt a blow after one player suffered a ‘freak injury’.

Here are Mirror Football’s latest Liverpool headlines.

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Steven Gerrard has already talked about his links with Anfield


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Curtis Jones’ blow injury blow

Liverpool have been dealt another injury blow with the club’s doctor confirming Curtis Jones is set to miss a number of weeks as he continues his recovery from an eye injury.

The youngster missed games against Atletico Madrid and West Ham after suffering the issue in an accidental collision in training.

Speaking prior to the defeat against the Hammers, manager Jurgen Klopp had said he hoped Jones would be available following the current international break, although it’s now been confirmed that won’t be the case.

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Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa vow

Steven Gerrard has pledged to ignore the noise over his Liverpool heritage after taking the job as Aston Villa’s new manager.

Anfield legend Gerrard is back in the Premier League after signing three-and-a-half-year terms to boss Villa after quitting Rangers.

The deal ties him to Villa Park until 2024, when Jurgen Klopp’s contract is up at his old club Liverpool.

Various former Reds, such as John Barnes, have suggested Gerrard will use Villa as a stepping stone back to Anfield.

Gerrard is due to take Villa to Liverpool on December 11 but has pledged his total commitment to his new club.

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Liverpool’s new transfer guru

After it was announced that sporting director Michael Edwards would be leaving Anfield at the end of the season last week, his successor was also quickly named by the club.

Julian Ward knows his task at Liverpool will be a big one, but his predecessor Michael Edwards has already laid the groundwork for how to win over the people who matter.

As Ward prepares to step up to the plate – with Edwards’ blessing, no less – he should have some idea of what he needs to do in order to make his time in the role a success.

Ward was involved in creating Liverpool’s loan department and has been ‘heavily involved’ in transfer deals across the last two windows as well as some notable transfer extensions.

However, perhaps his biggest challenge is right around the corner.

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