FSG, the owners of Liverpool, is closing in on a new hire while rejecting the Manchester United allegation.

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Pedro Marques, the technical director of Benfica, will soon be appointed by Liverpool’s owners FSG as part of their plan to reorganize their football operations.

Pedro Marques, the technical director of Benfica, is poised to join Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group as part of their revamped football operation.

Marques is a crucial component of FSG’s multi-club restructuring plan, which is being spearheaded by Michael Edwards, head of football operations.

The Portuguese is anticipated to take on player development and player pathways duties, much to those of leaving Liverpool elite development coach Vitor Matos, though the exact job title is still to be confirmed.

In 2004, Marques started coaching at the young level for Sporting Lisbon. He subsequently moved on to player analysis and recruitment. In 2010 he relocated to Manchester City, where he worked as a first-team analyst before taking on a prominent position within the City Football Group, which consists of several clubs.

In 2018 he moved to Benfica as young technical director, and it was there that Liverpool first heard of him, having worked out a deal to sign Darwin Nunez from the Portuguese team in the summer of 2022. Marques and Julian Ward, the Reds’ sporting director at the time, had collaborated at City.

According to reports on Monday night, Liverpool was being taken over by Manchester United after an agreement with Jason Wilcox, the technical director of Southampton, was reached.

However, the ECHO is aware that the Reds have little interest in Wilcox, as Marques has long been their top choice for the new position within the FSG organization. On Sunday, United hosts Liverpool in the Premier League.

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