'Even my son asks' - Ruben Amorim makes new claim about Sporting Lisbon future as Liverpool links continue

Ruben Amorim has admitted that his own son wants him to stay put at Sporting Lisbon.

The 39-year-old is the frontrunner to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager this summer, after former Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso confirmed that he will be staying at Bayer Leverkusen.

While Alonso’s side clinched the Bundesliga by thrashing Werder Bremen 5-0 on Sunday, Amorim’s men are currently closing in on the Liga Portugal title.

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Sporting won 1-0 away at Famalicao on Monday night to move seven points clear of Benfica at the top of the table with five games left to play.

Having also booked their place in next month’s Taca de Portugal final, Amorim and Sporting are focussed on their efforts to try and clinch an historic double. But, inevitably, the Portuguese continues to be swamped with questions about his future as speculation linking him with Liverpool grows.

But while the Portuguese has recently insisted he will answer no further questions from journalists about his future, it appears he might not be able to escape the same querying in the sanctum of his own home!

After beating Famalicao, Amorim was asked whether Sporting supporters would rather win the league or see the 39-year-old stay put as manager. And he revealed how even his own son has quizzed him and wants him to stay put at the Portuguese club.

"Both,” he responded, as quoted by O Jogo, when asked what supporters would prefer. “Even my son asks me for both things!

“But the important thing is for Sporting to be champions. That's what the fans want and that's what we fight for."

The ECHO reported earlier this month that while the process to recruit the next Reds manager is ongoing, Amorim has emerged as an attractive option.