Who is Michael Edwards as he returns as Chief Executive of football at Liverpool, bio, age, wife and signings list

Who is Michael Edwards as he returns as Chief Executive of football at Liverpool, bio, age, wife and signings list

Here is all you need to know about the chief executive of Liverpool, age 44 Michael Edwards 

In order to guide the team through its transition when Jurgen Klopp leaves as manager at the conclusion of the season, Michael Edwards has returned to Liverpool as chief executive of football.

Despite Chelsea and Manchester United’s desperation to recruit the transfer market wizard, he has been convinced to come back to Anfield. Meanwhile, Klopp revealed that Michael did not ask him to cancel his departure from the club. As per a report by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Klopp stated:

Michael Edwards didn’t ask me to stay, because he’s not dumb. It was not a subject to talk about.

He further said:

We always had really good relationship. Very good on professional basis anyway. Now he’s back, I’m really happy. I want to see the club in the best possible place”.

Who is Michael Edwards as he returns as Chief Executive of football at Liverpool FC, bio, age, wife and signings list

Who is Michael Edwards?

Michael Edwards is appointed as Liverpool’s CEO of football, confirmed the club’s American owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG). The English man was born on Jun 21, 1979 in Southampton and is aged 44.

A look at Michael Edwards’ career

The 44-year-old has been employed as a consultant for Ian Graham, the former director of research at Liverpool, at his sports advice firm Ludonautics. However, he will be leaving the company on June 1.


Edwards has been confirmed as the chief executive officer of football for Fenway Sports Group (FSG), the owner of Liverpool, and he recently met with key executives of FSG in Boston to go over the specifics of his new position. FSG plans to add another club to its portfolio.

Bringing in fresh leadership for the Premier League club’s football operations will be his first task. Previously serving as Liverpool’s sporting director, he is recognised for having changed the team’s hiring practices and bringing Klopp on board as manager in 2015.

Having departed from the team in 2022, he is poised to re-enter the FSG organisation. His role will involve assembling the football operations staff following Klopp’s departure from Liverpool at the end of the current campaign.


Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and other new additions helped Edwards put together the Liverpool team that won the Premier League in 2019 and the Champions League in 2020, marking the team’s most successful spell in previous memory.

Liverpool signed 20 players while Edwards was there and the vast majority have proven to be successful.

Hughes was involved in the signings of Nathan Ake (£20m), Dominic Solanke (£19m), Philip Billing (£15m), Callum Wilson (£3m) and Aaron Ramsdale (£800k) at Bournemouth.


His six best signings at Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk (£75m), Mohamed Salah (£37m), Sadio Mane (£34m), Andy Robertson (£10m), Alisson (£67m) and Joel Matip (free). Liverpool have made 270 million pounds in profit due to Edwards transfers.

Michael Edwards’ wife and children

Michael Edwards is a married man with two children but the names of his family members aren’t known.