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Liverpool FC Management Team 2019

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Liverpool FC – The Management Team

Liverpool FC Management Team 2019

Liverpool have done really well this season so far. The Reds have a good chance of winning both the Premier League and the Champions League this season.

With three matches left, Liverpool have 88 points and are two points above Manchester City who have a game in hand.

Liverpool players have done incredibly well but the club’s management team has also had a major role to play behind their performances this season.

Every Liverpool fan is eager to know about the club’s management and we will now take a look at the Liverpool FC Management Team for this season.

Liverpool FC Management Team 2018/19

First team manager- Jurgen Klopp

One of the best managers in the world at present, Jurgen Klopp joined Liverpool in October, 2015 following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers. In his very first season, he led Liverpool to two finals- the Europa League and the League Cup. Unfortunately Liverpool lost both finals.

In his first full season, Klopp led Liverpool to a top four finish in the Premier League. Last season, the German guided Liverpool to the Champions League final where they lost to Real Madrid.Since his arrival at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp has won Premier League Manager of the Month three times. Klopp is the only German to have won the award.

Jurgen Klopp’s arrival has change the belief in Liverpool and the club owes the 51-year old big time. His presence is a key factor in Liverpool being a top contender to win the Premier League and the Champions League.
Klopp’s current contract at Liverpool expires in 2022.

Assistant first team coach: Pepijn Linders

 

36-year old Dutchman Pepijn Linders is the assistant manager of Liverpool.
Linders began his managerial career in 2002 when he was just 19. He became the youth coach of PSV and held that position till 2007. Linders moved to Porto in 2007 and worked as a coach of the youth team till 2014.
In 2014, Linders joined Liverpool as an assistant to then manager Brendan Rodgers. Even after the sacking of Rodgers, Linders continued to assist Jurgen Klopp.
Linders left Liverpool in January 2018 to become the manager of Dutch club NEC who were playing in Eerste Divisie, the second division in Netherlands. After failing to promote NEC into the Eredivisie, Linders was sacked.
The Dutchman came back to Liverpool last summer and has done a pretty good job in being Jurgen Klopp’s second-in-command.

Assistant first team coach: Peter Krawietz

Liverpool FC Management Team 2018 Peter Krawietz is another first team assistant coach for Liverpool. Krawietz is the one person in the management team who understands Jurgen Klopp’s footballing approach better than anyone.
Krawietz was Klopp’s assistant when he started his managerial career at Mainz. He then followed Klopp to Borussia Dortmund and helped him lead Dortmund to 5 titles.

Krawietz then joined Liverpool as Klopp’s assistant in 2015. Along with Klopp, Krawietz too signed a contract extension last summer.Jurgen Klopp has nicknamed Krawietz ‘The Eye’ because of his brilliance in scouting and analysis.

Goalkeeping Coach: John Achterberg

Liverpool FC Management Team 2018 Gianluca SpinelliDutchman John Achterberg is Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach. Achterberg is a former footballer who had spells at Netherlands in NEC Breda and PSV before joining Tranmere Rovers in 1998.
Achterberg made more than 350 league appearances for Tranmere Rovers before retiring in 2009. Soon after retiring, Achterberg joined Liverpool as the goalkeeping coach of the club’s reserves and academy team.
In 2011, Achterberg joined Liverpool’s senior team as their goalkeeping coach. He was the goalkeeping coach under Kenny Dalglish, Brendan Rodgers and now, Jurgen Klopp.

Head of fitness and conditioning: Andreas Kornmayer

Andreas Kornmayer is the head of fitness and conditioning at Liverpool. He joined Liverpool in 2016 after being approached by Jurgen Klopp.

Kornmayer spent more than 15 years at  Bayern Munich and worked with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jupp Heynckes.

Assistant goalkeeping coach: Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson is Liverpool’s assistant goalkeeping coach and joined the club last summer. Prior to joining Liverpool, Robinson used to work with the FA as the goalkeeping coach of the U15-U17 teams.

Robinson has also worked with Manchester United, Leeds United and Crystal Palace

Head of medical services: Andrew Massey

Andrew Massey is Liverpool’s current head of medical services and has held that position since July 2015. Massey previously was a professional footballer but an injury propelled him to give up playing football.

Massey joined Liverpool in 2013 as a doctor of the club’s academy.

Medical Rehabilitation and performance manager: Philipp Jacobsen

German Philipp Jacobsen joined Liverpool in 2018 as their medical rehabilitation and performance manager. Prior to joining Liverpool, Jacobsen worked for the Qatar national team. He has also worked with Panathinaikos and Portsmouth.

First team fitness coach: Conall Murtagh

Conall Murtagh is Liverpool’s first team fitness coach and has held the position since 2017. He joined Liverpool in 2012 as a part of the fitness team of the club’s academy.

Academy Director: Alex Inglethorpe

Alex Inglethorpe is a former footballer who had spells at Watford, Exeter City, Barnet and Leyton Orient among others. He began his managerial career in 2001 at Surrey-based club Leatherhead and was at the club till 2003.

He managed Exeter City from 2003-2006 before becoming the manager of Tottenham’s youth team. He left Tottenham in 2012 and joined Liverpool as a coach of their U21s. Two years later, he was promoted to his current position, the director of Liverpool’s academy.

U23 Coach: Neil Critchley

Neil Critchley had a very short playing career as he retired in 2001, aged only 23.

12 years after his retirement, Critchley joined Liverpool’s U18 team as their manager. He managed the Liverpool U18s from 2013-2017. In 2017, he became the manager of Liverpool’s U23 team and still holds that position.

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