Benhard Peters: A Helping Hand
Liverpool have hired a new Director of Football ahead of the January transfer window. Bernhard Peters
, who transferred from Hoffenheim in his native Germany, will have a new job of assisting Jamie Carragher
in the transfer market.
Formerly a hockey manager and coach, he switched to football in 2006, joining Hoffenheim as their Head of Youth Development.
The decision to hire Peters was made by Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group, but it is understood that Carragher would be happy to receive assistance.
"We will all benefit well from Bernhard, who has done a great job at Hoffenheim for spotting young potential and raw talent. He will provide Jamie with plenty of help in transfer market issues," said a Liverpool spokesman, who was speaking to media regarding their new Director of Football.
Peters will be getting busy immediately after settling into his new job, with Reds manager Carragher seemingly intent on offloading "at least one or two players" before the end of the window.
He will also work to recruit the club's current number one target, Derby midfielder Will Hughes
The 18-year-old has been a consistent performer for the Rams this season and is one of the nation's rising talents.
Both Carragher and Hughes have expressed that they would like a move to go through, but certainly not Derby, who definitely want to keep their star man.
Although Hughes would favor a move to Liverpool, it is also understood that he is reluctant to push for a move out of the club that offered him his breakthrough in football.
It will be a tough transfer window for Liverpool and Carragher, but with Peters now here to help, there might be some new faces by the end of January after all.