Ruben Amorim Dismisses Liverpool Managerial Speculation Amid Sporting Lisbon’s Title Pursuit

Ruben Amorim, manager of Sporting Lisbon, has refuted claims suggesting his verbal agreement to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, emphasizing his focus on guiding Sporting to the Primeira Liga title.

Reports circulating earlier this week had indicated that the Portuguese coach had tentatively accepted a move to Anfield for the upcoming summer.

However, Amorim, aged 39, has swiftly quashed such speculation, asserting his commitment to Sporting and averting any potential distractions during their crucial title run-in.

In a statement addressing the rumors, Amorim stated, “There’s been no interview with any club, no agreement with any club. This is the last time I’m going to talk about my future.”

He further reiterated his sole objective, emphasizing, “The only thing we all want is to be champions with Sporting. Nothing will change.”

Sporting currently leads the Primeira Liga standings, boasting a four-point advantage over Benfica with seven matches remaining in the season.

Jurgen Klopp announced his impending departure from Liverpool in January, culminating his tenure with the Reds since October 2015. Amidst speculation surrounding potential successors, former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, initially considered a frontrunner, disclosed in March his decision to remain with Bayer Leverkusen for the forthcoming season.

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