Ruben Amorim leave Sporting this summer, he could replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool?

Ruben Amorim says he “can’t guarantee” that he will stay on as Sporting CP coach next season amid reports he could replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Ruben Amorim leave Sporting this summer, he could replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool?

After Xabi Alonso confirmed to stay at Leverkusen, Liverpool was forced to contact other candidates to prepare for Jurgen Klopp’s departure. Among them, Ruben Amorim is considered the priority target of the English port city team.

This is a very feasible deal for Liverpool because coach Ruben Amorim does not commit to staying at Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese coach confirmed that he will leave Jose Alvalade Stadium if he cannot win the Portuguese National Championship this season.

“I cannot commit to staying at Sporting. I have made a statement and will not change it. If we can’t win the championship, I won’t stay. We have to win more. The first thing is to win the title, then the future will be decided,” coach Ruben Amorim shared.

With the above message, Amorim has given Liverpool the “green light”. Currently, Sporting Lisbon is leading the Portuguese National Championship with 68 points after 26 rounds, 1 point more than Benfica. This weekend, Amorim’s army will face Benfica in a very important match in the championship race.

According to Abola newspaper (Portugal), Liverpool soon approached Raul Costa, Ruben Amorim’s representative. The port city team wants to reach an agreement before this season ends.

Ruben Amorim is still under contract with Sporting Lisbon until the summer of 2026. According to Telegraph, Liverpool only has to spend about 15 million euros (12.9 million pounds) to release the Portuguese coach’s contract next summer.

According to European bookmakers, Ruben Amorim is currently the number 1 candidate for the hot seat at Liverpool next season with a ratio of 4/5 (5 to 4 bet). Meanwhile, Roberto De Zerbi is only ranked 2nd with a rate of 4/1. Behind are 3 other candidates, including Julian Nagelsmann (7/1), Xabi Alonso and Pep Lijnders (12/1).