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Julian Ward facing £392m challenge after Michael Edwards departure from Liverpool

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Late in 2020, when Michael Edwards announced that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of his contract this summer, there was understandably a sense of trepidation amongst Reds supporters.

Having arrived at Liverpool in 2012 and later appointed as the Reds' first-ever sporting direction in 2016, Edwards and his leading operations team, including the likes of David Fallows and Barry Hunter, have rightly been credited for much of the club's success over the likes six years, or at least for building the firm foundations for trophies to flow through the door.

READ MORE: Kalvin Phillips and Man City could force Jurgen Klopp to repeat Liverpool transfer trick next summer READ MORE: Liverpool have already signed Mohamed Salah replacement but he would have to change position However, as this year marks the first summer without the 43-year-old at Anfield since 2011, Julian Ward is handed the challenging task of repeating the stellar dealings of his predecessor.

In a deal which could potentially surpass the fee Edwards negotiated with Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in 2018, Ward had no intentions of resting on his laurels as he complimented the signing of the Uruguayan with the addition of promising right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen.

During the five years under Edwards' stewardship, Liverpool raised roughly £392m through player sales.

And while Liverpool do not boast the riches of their foes from across the M62, IF Ward is able to replicate the ingenious deals that become part of his former supervisor's genetic code, then Liverpool will be in fine shape to continue their intense rivalry with Guardiola's men.

Nat Phillips is another departure that could allow Ward to prove his worth with the Reds currently holding out for a similar fee to Williams, though - having rewarded the defender with a new long-term contract just last summer - Liverpool are open to keeping him contracted at Anfield or sending him out on loan once.
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