German Bundesliga - Season 2016/17 - Photocall FSV Mainz 05 on 25 July 2016 in Mainz, Germany: Physiotherapist Christopher Rohrbeck. Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa | usage worldwide

Liverpool appoint new physio as Jurgen Klopp strengthens his backroom staff

Jurgen Klopp‘s first signing of the summer looks set to be the addition of a new physio to his backroom staff, recruiting Christopher Rohrbeck from former club Mainz.

Liverpool’s long-term physio Chris Morgans left the club last summer, with Klopp beginning an overhaul of his backroom staff by appointing Andreas Kornmayer as head of fitness and conditioning.

Andy Renshaw was appointed as the Reds’ head physio following Morgans’ departure, being promoted from his role at the academy.

Now, Klopp looks set to continue to improve his backroom team with the addition of leading physiotherapist Christopher Rohrbeck – who formerly worked with Klopp at FSV Mainz 05.

Rohrbeck, 38, has been at Mainz for 14 years.

He will join the Reds backroom staff of assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, development coach Pepijn Lijnders and goalkeeper coach John Achterburg.

Liverpool have suffered a long list of injuries in Klopp’s first full season in England and whether this appointment was always planned or a reaction to the lengthy injury list would be interesting to know.

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