Ruben Amorim reacts to Liverpool rumours

Ruben Amorim has strongly denied recent reports suggesting that the Sporting CP manager has already reached a verbal agreement to join Liverpool.

Liverpool manager target Ruben Amorim has issued a strong statement on his future amid reports that he has already agreed a move to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s successful, trophy-laden era at Liverpool is coming to an end, and the Reds are being heavily linked with Sporting CP coach Ruben Amorim as his most likely replacement.

Xabi Alonso was the early favourite to be the next boss at Anfield, but the former midfielder has committed himself to Bayer Leverkusen for next season.

The 39-year-old has impressed in Portugal, winning the title in his first season and on track to win a second this campaign. And that success prompted him to be linked with a host of top clubs from around Europe.

Amorim has previously admitted he could leave Sporting this summer, but following recent reports that a three-year contract with Liverpool is close to being agreed, he has called for an end to the speculation.

Ruben Amorim steadfast on blocking outside noise

With the noise only growing louder, Amorim made sure to flatly deny any verbal agreements or talks with Liverpool in a recent press conference.

He insisted that he has not been interviewed by Liverpool, let alone reached a verbal agreement to take over from Klopp in the summer, as he focuses on guiding Sporting to the league title with the club sitting four points clear of Benfica with seven games left to play in the season.

He said, via transfer guru Fabrizio Romano’s X account: “I did not meet Liverpool for any interview and there’s no agreement, it’s not true.

“I’m Sporting manager, I want to win here and I didn’t meet any club. Nothing has been agreed.

“Stop with this story. This is the last time I speak about my future.”

It is a statement one would expect Amorim to make during a time when his side are competing for two trophies. He simply does not want the speculation to become a distraction during his side’s title run-in.

The Reds were said to have offered the 39-year-old a three-year contract by Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, while the Portuguese head coach has a release clause in his contract rumoured to be between as high as £17 million and as low as £8.5 million.

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