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Hargreaves: Liverpool chief Edwards sets standard for English football directors

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargeaves has heaped praise on Liverpool football chief Michael Edwards.

Hargeaves feels Edwards sets the standard for football directors working in England.

He said: “I think you just look at Michael Edwards, what he's doing at Liverpool, the job he's done. The guy is putting on a clinic every summer in how to sign a player. Look at [Diogo] Jota, who has come in, the impact that he's had. Liverpool had a really good team before Alisson came in and [Virgil] van Dijk, but you don't need much then you go and sign one there, one there.

“You go from being a good team to a great team then add Fabinho, Thiago [Alcantara]. I just think that is the model, so I think you need that guy.

“It's not just about the coach. They've tried [Louis] van Gaal, they've tried [Jose] Mourinho. I think Ole now, give him time, but they've got to sort that side out, the recruitment is the only thing that's going to bridge the gap."

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