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Liverpool coach Pep Lijnders wanted by Go Ahead Eagles, but...

Liverpool coach Pep Lijnders is a target for Dutch outfit Go Ahead Eagles.

Lijnders says he will snub the chance to manage a top-flight Dutch club to stay at Anfield.

Go Ahead Eagles want the 34-year-old to replace interim boss Robert Maaskant this summer, when Lijnders is due to complete his coaching diplomas.

He told Voetbal International: “This is not the time for me to think about a new step.

“I know various clubs are interested in me, and I am flattered.

“But timing and loyalty are important as regards Liverpool and Jurgen.

“I am fully focused on helping him to compete in the Premier League, fight for trophies and develop the new generation of players.

“I definitely aim to become a manager, but next season is probably too soon.

“I am loyal, and so it would be difficult for me to leave Liverpool's project behind after just one full season with Jurgen."

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