Sunday 25 September 2016

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp continues to revamp backroom team with latest appointment

Tom Rooney

Published 12/07/2016 | 15:00

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his new six-year contract gives the club important stability to plan for the future.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his new six-year contract gives the club important stability to plan for the future.

As he readies for a first full season at the helm in Anfield, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp continues to make significant changes to his backroom team.

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Given he succeeded Brendan Rodgers in October, in the aftermath of a drawn Merseyside derby, and in the midst of a fraught campaign, Jurgen Klopp was correctly granted a wide berth for what constituted success last term.

The Reds managed a forgettable eighth place finish in the league and were defeated finalists in the Europa League and League Cup. However, there were was ample evidence that the German coach’s methods have taken root, and, as such, the Anfield hierarchy awarded him a six-year contract extension.

With the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, and Chelsea’s acquisition of the explosive but incisive Antonio Conte, the sleeping giants of England’s top flight are sure to wake from their slumber.

Subsequently, Klopp has cut loose a cadre of staff, and recruited some new faces for the challenges ahead.

Andy Renshaw, a former youth team physio with the club, has been appointed as the head physio, and replaces Chris Morgan, who left Liverpool after 11 years of service last month. (Reported first in thisisanfield.com)

Previously, ex-Bayern Munich fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer was drafted in  in place of Ryland Morgans.

The former is said to be employing an ultra demanding fitness regime at Liverpool’s training ground in Melwood – Klopp is renowned for expecting incredible levels of endurance from his players.

Another Munich alumnus, Mona Nemmer, is to assume the role of nutritionist.

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