Zeljko Buvac & Liverpool
It’s been a hectic twenty-four for Zeljko Buvac and Liverpool.
On Monday morning it was confirmed that the man Jurgen Klopp calls his ‘brain’, Zeljko Buvac, had left Liverpool.
While he’s still an employee, the narrative repeated by the majority of the press was that Zeljko Buvac’s days at Liverpool are over.
Why? Reportedly Buvac had reportedly clashed with Jurgen Klopp, and that forced the assistant coach to leave his post.
Couple of thoughts on Buvac. Him and Klopp have had huge rows before but always made up. This might not be the end of the story. Short term effect is negligible but Klopp will want somebody else to bounce ideas off next season if he doesn’t come back.
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) April 30, 2018
Next Arsenal manager
Then came the links to Arsenal.
Reports out of Bosnia shockingly claimed that Buvac has been lined up to replace Arsene Wenger.
The bookies then reacted by crashing odds on Buvac getting the Arsenal job.
The Bosnian news agency that broke Klopp and Buvac were to take over at Liverpool (the day before Brendan Rodgers was sacked) have this morning broke a story that Buvac is Arsenal bound as Wenger’s replacement.. #LFC #AFC pic.twitter.com/tW7riTaZ0f
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) May 1, 2018
‘Zeljko Buvac left Liverpool due to a family illness’
On Tuesday lunchtime a fresh update on Buvac has spread on social media.
Bosnian journalist Haris Mrkonja has suggested that reports linking the Liverpool coach with Arsenal dugout are wide of the mark.
Haris Mrkonja instead claimed that Buvac left Liverpool due to a family illness.
It’s worth noting that Liverpool claimed on Monday that Buvac had left Anfield for “personal reasons”.
Željko #Buvac has apparently been spending a lot of time in Banja Luka, BiH lately. His visits are related to his father's illness, per sources. Rumours about being #Wenger successor may not be accurate. I'm digging though.. stay tuned. #Liverpool #Arsenal #LFC #AFC
— Haris Mrkonja N1 (@harismrkonjan1) May 1, 2018
Roma vs Liverpool
Liverpool are back in action on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
5-2 up against Roma in their semifinal, Liverpool will be favourites to be in the final in Kiev.
The big news on Tuesday is that Adam Lallana is in the Liverpool squad.
Liverpool squad to face Roma: Karius, Clyne, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Firmino, Salah, Henderson, Klavan, Moreno, Mane, Lallana, Mignolet, Robertson, Ings, Solanke, Jones, Ward, Woodburn, Masterson, Camacho, Alexander-Arnold.