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Wednesday 23 January 2019

Pepijn Lijnders returns to Liverpool in coaching role

The Dutchman left in January to take over NEC in Holland.

Pepijn Lijnders is back at Liverpool (Tim Goode/PA)
Pepijn Lijnders is back at Liverpool (Tim Goode/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Pepijn Lijnders has returned to Liverpool to take up a position in Jurgen Klopp’s coaching team.

The Dutchman ended a three-and-a-half year spell as a coach at Anfield in January to return home to take over NEC Nijmegen.

Lijnders guided NEC to third place in the second-tier Eerste Divisie in Holland but lost in the play-offs to Emmen and left the club just five months after taking over.

However, he has agreed to rejoin Klopp on Merseyside after accepting a senior position in the coaching set-up.

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