Liverpool may have been busy over the course of the summer but the reality is that Jürgen Klopp's 2.0 transfer rebuild project has only just begun at Anfield. There is a lot of work still to be done in terms of reshaping the squad, and building ahead to the future.

First in defense but then also in the attack and even in midfield, there are positions that could be reinforced, and potential heirs to be found for some of the club's aging stars. Crucially, of course, before anything else is to be determined, Liverpool also needs to find a stable and long-term sporting director to steer the ship.

Over the course of the last 24 months, there has been a lot of chopping and changing in that position from Michael Edwards to Julian Ward and then Jörg Schmadtke.

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Liverpool's current director, Schmadtke, does not seem like a long-term solution though. He was only appointed for a year, and it remains to be seen whether the Reds will hold onto him for longer, especially as there are reports surfacing that the club is looking into alternative options already.

BILD is claiming that Liverpool is looking into making Max Eberl the successor to Schmadtke. According to the report, the club's CEO, Billy Hogan, has already made contact with Eberl, who recently left his role at RB Leipzig.

In terms of profile and track record, Eberl does seem like a more appropriate fit for Liverpool over Schmadtke. The latter has done well in his role, but Eberl is more renowned for working within tight constraints and identifying talented young players for top clubs. For example this summer, Eberl made nine signings for Leipzig, and the average age of those players was just 21.5 years.

He's also someone who has been able to sign talented players for relatively cheap. The most expensive transfer he has ever made was worth $40m (£32m/€38.5m) bringing in Loïs Openda to Leipzig this summer.

But before his time at Leipzig, Eberl was even more conservative in his spending. At Borussia Mönchengladbach, his most expensive transfer was just $24m (£20m/€23m) which he spent for Alassane Plea.

Liverpool Max Eberl
Liverpool is reportedly interested in Max Eberl.

During his time at the club, Eberl also brought in players on the cheap like Marcus Thuram, Granit Xhaka, Manu Koné, Denis Zakaria and Breel Embolo, building them up to later increase their transfer values and some even moving onto bigger and better clubs.

On the whole, he is a shrewd businessman who has the knack for spotting potential gems early. His talent identification combined with his ability to spend money frugally makes him an ideal candidate to continue Klopp's 2.0 transfer rebuild.

Liverpool doesn't always have the biggest budget available and as always the club will have to spot gems that may not be as 'obvious' to other big clubs in the market.

The likes of Mohamed Salah or Dominik Szoboszlai probably fall into the sort of ideal example of how Liverpool likes to conduct its business, and these are the kind of players Eberl has a track record of signing.

The fact that he is German meaning communication with Klopp and some of his staff will be a little bit easier is the icing on the cake making Eberl a strong candidate for the club's sporting director role. The only question really should be whether or not he prefers a move to Bayern Munich, with the German giant also said to be keen.