Director of Football Damien Comolli leaves Liverpool FC by mutual consent

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Liverpool FC’s Director of Football Damien Comolli has left the club by mutual consent.

Comolli said on departing the club:

“I am happy to move on from the club and back to France for family reasons.

“I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at Liverpool. I wish the club all the best for the future.”

The announcement was made along with statements from club chairman Tom Werner and principal owner John Henry.

Werner said, “The club needs to move forward and we now have a huge game on Saturday. It is important that everyone joins us in supporting the manager and gets behind Kenny and the team and focuses on a strong finish to the season.”

Whilst Henry added, “We are grateful for all of Damien’s efforts on behalf of Liverpool and wish him all the best for the future.”

Comolli was appointed Director of Football Strategy at the club in November 2010, shortly after the sale of the club to Fenway Sports Group.

He was promoted to Director of Football and appeared to be in charge of Liverpool’s transfer policy which saw the likes of Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing move to Anfield.

More to follow very shortly.

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