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Liverpool want Club Brugge star Antonio Nusa but cannot make concrete move until there is clarity over their new manager and sporting director

Liverpool admire Club Brugge attacking midfielder Antonio Nusa but cannot do anything on their interest until there is clarity over their new manager and sporting director, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.

Brentford have already reached an agreement with Brugge to sign the Denmark international and are now working to finalise the proposed transfer.

However, the move is not done and finalised at this stage, which has given suitors a chance to pip the Bees to his services.

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have also been pushing for Nusa, but Liverpool are expected to miss out on him following the uncertainty over their managerial situation.

Jurgen Klopp announced on Friday that he will be leaving the Reds at the end of the season, while Jorg Schmadtke’s tenure as their sporting director will come to an end after the January transfer window.

Liverpool are already searching for replacements for the duo, but Nusa’s future would have been long decided by the time they are done.

The 18-year-old is widely regarded as one of the fast-rising forwards in Europe and it is unsurprising that he is attracting plenty of Premier League interest.

Liverpool could also lose the likes of Mohamed Salah at the end of the season, with the departure of Klopp likely to decide his future at the Anfield club.

They need to be looking out for replacements for the Egypt international, and Nusa fits the bill despite predominantly being a left winger.

Liverpool will have to look elsewhere for an attacker from the look of things, and they need to get plenty of things right in the coming months.

Getting the perfect replacement for Klopp is going to be tricky, and failure to bring in the right fit for the job could be disastrous.

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