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Liverpool FC Coaching Staff

Last updated: 17th June, 2021

A quick guide to Liverpool FC’s first-team coaching staff.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Appointed: October 2015 | Nationality: German

Klopp arrived at Liverpool following the departure of Brendan Rodgers and after a short sabbatical of his own following his departure from Borussia Dortmund the previous summer. He’d spent seven years at BVB and led the German side to two league titles and a Champions League final.

Klopp began his coaching career at Mainz, where he spent the majority of his playing career, gaining promotion to the Bundesliga against the odds.

Assistant: Peter Krawietz

ROME, ITALY - Tuesday, May 1, 2018: Liverpool's first team coach Peter Krawietz during a training session at the Stadio Olimpico ahead of the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC. Liverpool lead 5-2 from the 1st Leg. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: October 2015 | Nationality: German

Nicknamed ‘The Eye’, Krawietz is Klopp’s longest-serving lieutenant, working alongside the manager since their time at Mainz and then Dortmund.

Assistant: Pepijn Linders

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 28, 2017: Liverpool's first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: July 2018 | Nationality: Dutch

The likeable Dutchman made a welcome return to the Reds in summer 2018 after six months away having taken charge of NEC in his homeland.

He initially joined the club in 2014 as the Under-16s manager, being promoted to first-team development coach the following year.

A vocal presence at Melwood, very highly-rated.

Goalkeeper Coach: John Achterberg

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeping coach John Achterberg before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: January 2011 | Nationality: Dutch

Initially a temporary appointment after the sacking of Roy Hodgson in January 2011, Achterberg’s promotion from the academy to Melwood was made permanent later that year under Kenny Dalglish.

The club’s longest-serving member of first-team staff, and probably the one most questioned by supporters.

Head of fitness and conditioning: Andreas Kornmayer

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 13, 2017: Liverpool's head of fitness and conditioning Andreas Kornmayer during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: July 2016 | Nationality: German

Arrived at Liverpool from Bayern Munich – where he’d spent 15 years – in Klopp’s first summer in charge as the German sought to overhaul the Reds’ fitness to match the manager’s demands.

Medical rehab and performance manager: Philipp Jacobsen

Appointed: June 2018 | Nationality: German

A former physio at Panathinaikos and Portsmouth, Jacobsen arrived at Liverpool in summer 2018 after working as a specialist in Qatar at the Aspetar hospital.

Head of nutrition: Mona Nemmer

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 23, 2021: Liverpool's head of nutrition Mona Nemmer during the final FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0 and finished 3rd in the table. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: June 2016 | Nationality: German

Formerly with Bayern Munich and Germany Under-21s, Nemmer arrived in a new role that sees her play a key part in the player’s diets at Melwood and also at home.

Team doctor: Andy Massey

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Liverpool's Joe Gomez is treated for an injury by Andrew Massey during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: October 2015 | Nationality: English

Massey joined the club in 2013, working with the academy sides, and was promoted to his current role in 2015. He, effectively, replaced the former team doctor, the popular Dr. Zaf Iqbal.

Head Physio: Lee Nobes

Appointed: November 2018 | Nationality: British

Nobes joined Liverpool in a significant coup for the club from rivals Man City in November 2018 after 11 years at the Cityzens.

Born in Jersey, he joined City from Oldham and is widely regarded and liked by staff and players alike.

First published: 5th July, 2018