Liverpool are ‘increasingly impressed’ by Sporting Club de Portugal manager Rúben Amorim as they draw up their shortlist to replace Jurgen Klopp.

That’s according to A Bola, who say the Reds have been left impressed by Amorim’s ‘leadership and game model’ as they continue to gather information on him.

The newspaper explains that the 39-year-old’s progress in Portugal with Sporting has been ‘closely monitored’ by several European clubs who are planning for next season.

Liverpool are one of the clubs showing ‘great insistence’ on getting as much information as possible on various coaches as they plan for life after Klopp.

Several reports in England have linked them to Amorim already, putting him on a list alongside Xabi Alonso and Roberto de Zerbi.

According to A Bola, the Reds are continuing to work in the shadows gathering information on various candidates, but Amorim has been ‘impressing above all’ with the ‘game idea’ he’s developed at Sporting and his development of young talent too.

Those are qualities that Liverpool value highly and has seen him placed on the Reds’ shortlist for the summer. They’re not the only side keen, though.

Amorim, for his part, is refusing to countenance any type of conversation about a departure and is focused on the end of the season with Sporting.

He’s also locked into a deal that includes a €20m release clause, so Liverpool would have to pay a lot for him anyway and are yet to make any moves to suggest they will do so.

Instead, they are simply gathering information on the manager, information that it seems those in charge at Anfield are increasingly impressed by.