By Danny Mills

5th Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Edwards unsettled at Liverpool after major reveal - pundit

Danny Mills has suggested Michael Edwards may not feel fully appreciated by Liverpool and is therefore seeking a fresh challenge.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender backed Liverpool to have a contingency plan if the feted recruitment chief does quit the club.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported on August 30 Liverpool’s sporting director is expected to step down at the end of the current campaign.

His current contract is set to expire at the end of next season.

Edwards joined the Anfield club in 2011 and was promoted to technical director five years ago.

He has played a role in bringing Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum to the club as well as selling players like Philipe Coutinho for a healthy profit.

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Julian Ward was promoted to Edwards’ assistant last December perhaps with an eye to the future.

“There has to be succession planning, always,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“They’re good business people, they understand the way it works. But of course, everybody gets a bit stale, wants a fresh challenge or maybe wants to feel more appreciated. Whatever it might be.

“There are all sorts of reasons. That’s football. The movement of people is a little bit quicker than in most other businesses. That’s because of the time constraints and everybody wants instant success.

“I’m sure Liverpool have got a very, very good model that they stick to and that will have been addressed a long time ago.

“They’ll have a contingency plan.”

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