The Damien Comolli era at Anfield is over.

The Liverpool director of football is out after a mutual decision with the club regarding his departure, the club has announced. 

"I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at Liverpool and am happy to move on from the Club and back to France for family reasons," Comolli said in a statement released by the club. "I wish the Club all the best for the future."

"We are grateful for all of Damien's efforts on behalf of Liverpool and wish him all the best for the future," principal owner John Henry said.

Comolli was hired in November of 2010 to oversee the transition under the new ownership group. The 39-year-old has been aggressive in attempts to make transfer splashes since the beginning of his tenure. He's shelled out millions for the likes of Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing to name a few, but the Reds have struggled to break through and meet the lofty expectations the club and its fanbase strive to achieve.

Liverpool doesn't have much time to dwell on the situation, though. The Reds are back at it on Saturday when they take on Everton.

"The Club needs to move forward and we now have a huge game on Saturday," LFC chairman Tom Werner said in a statement on the club's Website. "It is important that everyone joins us in supporting the manager and gets behind Kenny and the team and focuses on a strong finish to the season."