Liverpool are reeling after Julian Ward indicated to the club that he plans to step down.
The club's transfer guru, who took over from Martin Edwards a few months ago, is already eager to move aside.
Per Goal.com, Ward wants to take a break from football, with the 41-year-old set to depart at the end of this season.
The club are already going through a transitional period, with the owners Fenway Sports Group hoping to sell to another party.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will have to navigate an important summer transfer window with a new transfer chief, who is likely to come from outside the club.
In addition, the club's director Mike Gordon is also stepping back from his duties, as he focuses on takeover talks with outside parties.