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Coaching quartet leave to Liverpool, but Gary McAllister offered new role

Jurgen Klopp‘s arrival at Liverpool has seen four members of the coaching staff sacked, including former Reds midfielder Gary McAllister.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Thursday, July 16, 2015: Liverpool's assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll and first team coach Gary McAllister during a training session at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on day four of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reports on Thursday claim both McAllister and Sean O’Driscoll have lost their respective jobs as first team coach and assistant manager.

It has been a short stay for both men, who only took up their roles this summer having been chosen by the departed Brendan Rodgers following the departures of Mike Marsh and Colin Pascoe.

However, McAllister is “expected to be offered the chance to stay at the club in another capacity with a role at the Academy under discussion but it remains to be seen whether he will decide to stick around,” reports the Echo.

Head of performance Glen Driscoll and head of opposition analysis Chris Davies are the other two staff to have been relieved of their duties. Both have been at the club since 2012.

13.09.2011, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, GER, UEFA CL, Gruppe F, Borussia Dortmund (GER) vs Arsenal London (ENG), im Bild..J¸rgen Klopp (Trainer Dortmund) (L) und Zeljko Buvac (Co-Trainer Dortmund) (R) ..// during the UEFA CL, group F, Borussia Dortmund (GER) vs Arsenal London on 2011/09/13, at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Mueller ****** out of GER / CRO / BEL ******

Klopp’s former assistant at Dortmund, 48-year-old Zeljko Buvac, will join him at Liverpool, as will analyst Peter Krawietz.

Coach Pepijn Lijnders, a man with a huge reputation, has been kept on, as will head of fitness and conditioning, Ryland Morgans.

Goalkeeper coach John Achterberg appears to have survived again, at least for now.

Klopp is expected to be officially announced as the Reds’ new manager on Thursday evening, with a press conference scheduled for Friday.

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