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REVEALED: Arsenal approach behind Buvac split from Liverpool boss Klopp

Arsenal were behind Zeljko Buvac's dramatic departure from Liverpool in 2018, it has been revealed.

In 2018, on the eve of their Champions League semi-final second leg with Roma, Liverpool announced Buvac had left the club.

In a short statement, it was suggested the coach was stepping away for “personal reasons" with no more information provided.

The Mirror says then Arsenal sporting director Sven Mislintat was reportedly eyeing Buvac for the vacant manager's job and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was said to be incensed that he was left in the dark regarding the talks.

Buvac would later say: "It's a sign that this isn't a good question! Everyone asks how and why, but people live together for 30 years and then they break up. It happens.

"You say I'm here just to stay occupied and wait for a better chance.

"But if you knew what kind of offers I had rejected during the pause in my career, you wouldn't have said that. But I won't tell you which clubs."

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