De Zerbi to carry additional talks with Brighton after defeat at Liverpool

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De Zerbi to carry additional talks with Brighton after defeat at Liverpool

Roberto De Zerbi says he’ll maintain additional talks with Brighton earlier than deciding whether or not to depart the membership on the finish of the season amid hyperlinks to the Liverpool supervisor’s function.

The Italian was within the away dugout at Anfield on Sunday to observe his Brighton aspect lose 2-1 towards Liverpool. However with Jürgen Klopp to depart Anfield in the summertime, and Xabi Alonso ruling himself out as a possible successor, De Zerbi is without doubt one of the foremost candidates, alongside Sporting’s Rúben Amorim, to take over and he has halted contract talks with Brighton.

“I’ve one other two years on my contract,” De Zerbi stated. “To work subsequent season at Brighton, I don’t want to increase. For the time being, we completed the dialogue about contracts however not as a result of I’ve determined but to depart.

“My focus is on Brighton this season and the subsequent season however earlier than we begin the subsequent season I wish to converse and take heed to the plan for the staff – it’s a severe factor. I need to know the goal and what we’re taking part in for. I’ve already spoken to Tony [Bloom, the owner] and sooner or later we’ll speak once more in regards to the plan for subsequent season after which we’ll discover a resolution however each the membership and myself have to be blissful.”

Liverpool conceded inside two minutes when Danny Welbeck fired residence however turned issues round via Luis Díaz and Mohamed Salah to safe victory. Klopp’s aspect are 32 matches unbeaten at residence which may very well be vital if they’re to finish his reign with a Premier League title.

“I cherished the environment as we speak,” Klopp stated. “As a unit, now we have to get via this – we determine if we get pleasure from it or not. It is going to be robust and typically it’s nerve-racking, our coronary heart charges might be at 180, 200 typically but when we’re all collectively, we get pleasure from it, now we have an opportunity. If we don’t, we nonetheless have an opportunity however will probably be much more troublesome.

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“We’ve got to remain optimistic in all these moments. It’s a nice state of affairs the boys have put us in. We’re up there with two different groups combating for the most important prize in English soccer. We are going to see the way it finally ends up however I’ve determined to actually get pleasure from it.”


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