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Another former Liverpool player seduced by Arab money.

By Liam Styles

Another former Liverpool player seduced by Arab money.

Turned coach, one of his biggest stars is reportedly working in the Middle East. 

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It seems that the door that Cristiano Ronaldo opened for Saudi Arabian football has been flung wide open. Players no longer see it as an exotic league and are beginning to accept offers from team owners.

Ronaldo failed to win the Saudi Arabian league cup with Al-Nassr, lost the chance in the last few rounds and now wants revenge for next season, and the Portuguese is expected to be a magnet for new big-name signings.

There is also the case of Karim Benzema who left Real Madrid in a dubious manner to join Al-Ittihad, a rival team of the Portuguese star and who won the title in a good way and in silence, which in reality they expected from a transfer as expensive as Ronaldo's.

But now it's not just about players. Coaches are also starting to receive offers. And a Liverpool historian is already packing his bags to manage in this territory that is forging history with money and every day the eyes of the world turn to look at them.

Who is the historic Liverpool manager going to Saudi Arabia?

The B/R Football account revealed that Steven Gerrard, UEFA Champions League winner as a Liverpool player in 2005, will be the new manager of Ettifaq FC. Although there was talk that the former midfielder was being tempted by Leicester City, he preferred the sheikhs' offer to build a great squad.

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